Bishop's Stortford Neighbourhood Plans 1st revision - Newsletter No. 4

Thank you for subscribing to the Newsletter regarding the first revision of the Bishop's Stortford Neighbourhood Plans.  Full details of the progress of the revision can be found at www.stortfordplan.org.

Bishop’s Stortford Town Council thanks all those who have reviewed and/or made comments on proposals for revising The Bishop’s Stortford Neighbourhood Plan for Silverleys and Meads Wards (2014-2031) and The Bishops Stortford Neighbourhood Plan for All Saints, Central, South and part of Thorley (2016-2032) as made.  The proposed revisions are set out in the documents  “The Bishop’s Stortford Neighbourhood Plan for Silverleys and Meads Wards 2021-2033 (1st Revision)” and “The Bishops Stortford Neighbourhood Plan for All Saints, Central, South and part of Thorley 2021-2033 (1st Revision)” which were published on the Town Council website and sent to statutory consultees and others.  The consultation period under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 is now closed. 

The comments raised by consultees are being duly considered and amendments to the draft plans made in response.  A record of all comments received and the action taken will be published shortly, when the plan is formally submitted to East Herts District Council.  It is expected that East Herts District Council will, in due course, advertise the plan, as submitted, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 and invite representations.

In accordance with Regulation 14(a)(v) of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 the Council has considered whether the modifications contained in the modification proposals are so significant or substantial as to change the nature of the neighbourhood development plans.  Based on the guidance currently available, the Council considers that the changes to both plans are of a level of significance that requires examination but not referendum.  The full statements, with reasoning, are published at www.stortfordplan.org

If you wish to comment on either  statement you may do so either before 13th May 2021 to the Town Council (comments@stortfordplan.org) or later when the District Council invites representations in accordance with Regulation 15 referred to above.  Any comments received will be forwarded to the Independent Examiner who is ultimately responsible for determining how the revisions should be categorized.