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East Herts to reveal plans of housing across the Harlow border

Politics / Sat 17th Sep 2016 pm30 02:45pm

THE final version of East Herts Council’s District Plan is now ready to be made available for residents to comment on, subject to agreement at Full Council next week.

It follows a recommendation from the District Planning Executive panel made on September 15th

The six-week consultation will run from November 3-December 15.

In preparation for this stage of the Plan, known as the pre-submission version, extensive studies and consultation carried out by the council have shown that the district will need at least 745 new homes per year up until 2033.

During this final consultation residents will be able to comment on two specific grounds – that the Plan is based on sound evidence and is legally compliant.

Before responding, everyone is advised to read a set of FAQs which the council has put together. They explain all about the Plan and will guide people as they prepare their comments. Along with all the other documents they can be seen at www.eastherts.gov.uk/districtplan

The council has already carried out several consultations, the most recent being in 2014 when everyone was asked about actual sites under consideration.

The Plan’s 25 chapters set out where housing and related infrastructure could go in East Herts up until 2033. It will help to ensure that schools, roads, GP surgeries and other essential facilities are built at the same time as new housing.

Council leader Linda Haysey said: “The pre-submission District Plan sets out our vision, policies and proposals to guide future development and land use in East Herts to ensure that we’re meeting the needs of residents and creating the best conditions for jobs and economic growth.

“We have also worked closely with our neighbouring councils to consider the cumulative impacts of growth and to plan for strategic infrastructure.

“It has taken a long time and a considerable amount of extremely detailed work to reach this stage. The Plan considers every aspect of growth in order to ensure that our district remains a good place in which to live and work.

“As well as chapters covering the towns and other locations where we expect new growth, there are chapters on such topics as retail, landscape, sustainable transport, community facilities, the natural environment, heritage, water and climate change.”

People will be able to see the pre-submission Plan at the council offices, town council offices and in libraries across the district from November 3.

The best way to comment is online at http://consult.eastherts.gov.uk and ensures that you will be kept informed of future stages of plan preparation.

Once the consultation is complete and comments have been collated, the Plan will be submitted to the government for an independent examination early next year. It would then be adopted by late summer.

If you have any questions you can call the council on 01279 655261 and ask for the planning policy team or email [email protected]

It follows a recommendation from the District Planning Executive panel made last night (September 15).

The six-week consultation will run from November 3-December 15.

In preparation for this stage of the Plan, known as the pre-submission version, extensive studies and consultation carried out by the council have shown that the district will need at least 745 new homes per year up until 2033.

During this final consultation residents will be able to comment on two specific grounds – that the Plan is based on sound evidence and is legally compliant.

Before responding, everyone is advised to read a set of FAQs which the council has put together. They explain all about the Plan and will guide people as they prepare their comments. Along with all the other documents they can be seen at www.eastherts.gov.uk/districtplan

The council has already carried out several consultations, the most recent being in 2014 when everyone was asked about actual sites under consideration.

The Plan’s 25 chapters set out where housing and related infrastructure could go in East Herts up until 2033. It will help to ensure that schools, roads, GP surgeries and other essential facilities are built at the same time as new housing.

Council leader Linda Haysey said: “The pre-submission District Plan sets out our vision, policies and proposals to guide future development and land use in East Herts to ensure that we’re meeting the needs of residents and creating the best conditions for jobs and economic growth.

“We have also worked closely with our neighbouring councils to consider the cumulative impacts of growth and to plan for strategic infrastructure.

“It has taken a long time and a considerable amount of extremely detailed work to reach this stage. The Plan considers every aspect of growth in order to ensure that our district remains a good place in which to live and work.

“As well as chapters covering the towns and other locations where we expect new growth, there are chapters on such topics as retail, landscape, sustainable transport, community facilities, the natural environment, heritage, water and climate change.”

People will be able to see the pre-submission Plan at the council offices, town council offices and in libraries across the district from November 3.

The best way to comment is online at http://consult.eastherts.gov.uk and ensures that you will be kept informed of future stages of plan preparation.

Once the consultation is complete and comments have been collated, the Plan will be submitted to the government for an independent examination early next year. It would then be adopted by late summer.

If you have any questions you can call the council on 01279 655261 and ask for the planning policy team or email [email protected]

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