September 2016 Newsletter Click here
Local Plan Update
Marshmoor (SDS7 (WeG4b) – Gascoyne Cecil will be hosting their own site-specific exhibition regarding Marshmoor.
The exhibition runs from 15:00 – 20:00.
Thursday 13th October
North Mymms Cricket Club
Welham Green AL9 7TR
Local Plan - Handouts
'WELWYN HATFIELD LOCAL PLAN CONSULTATION' Handout click here
'Summary of potential points for objection' Handout (revised 26/09/16) click here
Local Plan - Proposed Sites
The latest map of the proposed development sites in North Mymms can be downloaded by Clicking here
Local Plan - Latest News
LOCAL PLAN: Latest News
Final Consultation on Draft Local Plan Proposed Submission
& North Mymms District Green Belt Society Public Meetings
We attended the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Cabinet meeting on 02 August 2016 where as expected the recommendations from the Cabinet Housing Planning Panel on 20 July were ratified.
WHERE ARE THE RECOMMENDED BUILDING SITES IN NORTH MYMMS?
Please note that just to confuse things the Council have now changed the site identities. Below are listed both old and new prefixes.
All the Welham Green sites are considered suitable but have not been put forward because of limited Primary School capacity and because an alternative site has not been identified to deliver an expanded school.
It was stated at the Cabinet meeting on 02 August that two Welham Green site promotors are currently working together and are in discussion with the Council to address this issue. It is possible that following the forthcoming Public Consultation the Council could decide to make changes and additions and re-consult before submitting the Plan to an Inspector for Public Examination.
Similarly in Brookmans Park development has been capped to approximately 250 dwellings because of limited capacity to expand the Primary School. Once again the site promotors of sites that are considered suitable are seeking to resolve this issue with the Council.
We will be monitoring this situation and will keep you informed.
The Council will be undertaking a FINAL Public Consultation over an eight week period commencing on Tuesday 30 August and ending at 5pm on Monday 24 October 2016.
They will be holding only one drop-in consultation event in North Mymms which will be held at:
Brookmans Park United Reformed Church, Oaklands Avenue, Brookmans Park, AL9 7UJ on Tuesday 06 September between 3.30pm and 7.30pm.
This consultation differs from previous consultations as legally, at this stage, you may only make representations on whether the Local Plan has been prepared in accordance with legal requirements and whether it is “sound”. The Inspector will look at whether the Council has met the legal requirements for the preparation of the Plan and whether it meets what are known as the “tests of soundness”, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
HOW DO I RESPOND?
You can respond online, by post or email but you should complete a response form so that any representation you make can be forwarded to the Planning Inspectorate with the necessary information. If you do not use a form you will run the risk that your response cannot be forwarded to the Inspector as it will not meet the Planning Inspectorate's requirements for the examination of the Plan.
You will need to identify what part of the Local Plan you are commenting upon and use a separate form for each representation you wish to make. The Inspector will need to know whether you support or object to the plan and, if you object, what is the basis for your concern. You may find it helpful to refer to the guidance notes for making a representation.
The online consultation portal can be accessed at http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan
If you prefer to submit written representations by e-mail or post, please use the representation form which will be available during the consultation period at the inspection points or online or by contacting the Planning Policy Team.
Representations must be submitted to the Council by 5pm on Monday 24th October 2016 either:
• online via the consultation portal: http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan
• by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• by post to: Planning Policy, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE
Representations will be sent to the Planning Inspector and will be made public. It is the Planning Inspector, not the Council, who will consider your representations at this stage. A guidance note will be available to help you to complete the response form. Responses must be made on the form, either through the Council’s online portal; or by emailing or posting the form to us at the address overleaf.
THIS LOOKS REALLY COMPLICATED!
We will be holding two Public Meetings to update and advise you.
The meetings will be led by Planning Consultant Jed Griffiths MA Dip TP FRTPI
and we are hoping our local MP, Ward and Parish Councillors
will be in attendance.
North Mymms Youth and Community Centre
MONDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2016 at 8pm.
United Reformed Church
Wednesday 21 September 2016 at 8pm.