There is a growing need for new homes in North Hertfordshire and the draft Local Plan sets a target of 15,950 to be delivered by 2031. Delivery of new homes is important to ensure people can move to the area and people can move within their community.
A Special Cabinet Meeting was called on 10 December to approve a 6 week public consultation on Modifications to the Local Plan proposed by the Inspector. This is expected to begin at the start of January 2019 with a view to the plan being adopted later in the year. You can see the report to this meeting at: https://www.north-herts.gov.uk/localplan
The local planning policy for this site requires that any development provides:
Contributions to local services
While the site is within North Hertfordshire, its near neighbours, Lower Stondon and Henlow, are in Central Bedfordshire. We recognise that residents on either side of the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire boundary may be affected by the proposals and we will ensure that funding is made available for the vital facilities that residents use on both sides - including almost £1m for education alone. A previous, larger application, saw contributions of:
The final details of the s106 contribution that will accompany this application are still being negotiated with relevant council officers.