A chance to have a say on a neighbourhood plan for Shenley, which could help shape future development in the area, is available from this week.
Hertsmere Borough Council is running a six-week public consultation on Shenley Parish Council’s draft neighbourhood plan from tomorrow (Tuesday 29 October). During the period, residents and interested parties will be able to have their say on the document, which sets out what sort of development is encouraged, supported and expected in the area. After the consultation, the plan will be subject to a public examination led by an independent examiner.
A local referendum will then be held and if supported by the community, the plan will form part of the borough council's consideration of future planning applications in the village.
Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Localism, said: “We are committed to supporting the neighbourhood planning process.
“A considerable amount of work has gone into preparing this plan by Shenley Parish Council and its steering group and it has now come to a point whereby residents, businesses and other groups can have their say in a formal consultation.
“The draft plan covers a wide range of aspects over the next 15 years, including housing, infrastructuture, green space and community facilities, with particular emphasis on how to accommodate development while retaining the distinctive characteristics of the village."
The plan can be viewed by visiting https://hertsmere-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/pp/snp/snp_reg16.
Paper copies of the plan will also be available from the Civic Offices in Borehamwood and Shenley Parish Council offices. The deadline for comments is Sunday 10 December.
All responses received will be forwarded to the independent examiner whose appointment will be agreed with the parish council.
Posted on Monday 28th October 2019