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   Hunsdon Eastick & Gilston NPG - Feb 2018 Update    March 8, 2018



Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan Group (HEGNP)

End February 2018 Update


Consultation on the Main Modifications to the EHDC draft District Plan


You are receiving this email because you attended at least one of the following events:

The Examination in Public, November 2017

Community Workshop One, September 2017

Community Workshop Two, January 2018


Firstly the (HEGNP) would like to thank you for the support and commitment you are giving your community.


At the 20th January 2018 Community Workshop you saw a presentation of the December version of the Concept Framework for the Gilston Area, highlighting the changes and improvements since the September 2017 workshop.  You then had the opportunity to review the December version and comment further on its content.  Both East Herts District Council (EHDC) and Places for People (PfP) attended this workshop and heard first hand your thoughts and any remaining concerns you have with the December version of the Concept Framework.  All comments were recorded by our consultants, Urban Silence. 

See Gilston Community Workshop 23-01-2018_Comments Log at HEGNP.org.uk


Whilst the revised Draft Concept Framework (December 2017) has addressed many of the concerns raised by the community, it still leaves many grey areas that require further clarification and points that should be addressed before the Concept Framework (CDF) is finalised. A document; tabling the comments made at the two workshops, what action the Neighbourhood Planning Group wish to happen along with “traffic light” comments showing, for example, where the community concerns have been successfully addressed by the Dec 2017 version, where the concerns previously expressed have not been addressed, etc.; is being maintained.

See 28.02.2018 CDF REVIEW _USL-V04 at HEGNP.org.uk


We have just met with EHDC and PfP to discuss these documents and what changes to the December 2017 Concept Framework we are still seeking, we will send you a further update of the outcome of this meeting as soon as possible.


Consultation on the Main Modifications to the EHDC draft District Plan is now open (until 29th March 2018).  See the EHDC web page: www.eastherts.gov.uk/mainmodifications


It is important you read the modifications and feedback any concerns, etc. (on the modifications only). You can respond on-line, by email to planningpolicy@eastherts.gov.uk or post to: Planning Policy Team, East Herts Council, Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Herts, SG13 8EQ.


We are preparing an example response you may choose to guide your feedback.


It is important you continue to respond to these consultations so that we continue to demonstrate to the Inspector and EHDC the strength of feeling that exists.  The Leader of East Herts has recently confirmed the importance placed on the Communities’ views, so it really is important we ensure our voices are heard.


On behalf of the Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Planning Group (HEGNP) once again – THANK YOU for your continued support and commitment.


We will be writing to you again, shortly, to let you know of two further workshops.  Our plans are that these will cover:-

·         The infrastructure, including the intention to extend the A414 from the Eastwick roundabout through the middle of Pye Corner;

·         Looking at what constitutes a village (that is, closely linked to the earlier two workshops) and the progress we hope to have made with EHDC on the CDF.




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