Northaw & Cuffley Parish Council

Neighbourhood Plan

Northaw and Cuffley Neighbourhood Plan

Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council has been designated by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council to lead the development of a Neighbourhood Plan for Northaw and Cuffley covering the whole of the Parish.

A Neighbourhood Plan is a statutory, community-led framework which guides the future sustainable development, community facilities and conservation of an area. It is about the use and development of land and is expected to contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area, allocation of sites for specific kinds of development and details of how we will spend any Community Infrastructure Levy income.  

A Neighbourhood Plan can deal with a wide range of social, economic and environmental issues, such as housing, employment, shops, transport, biodiversity and recreation. These may be issues that are relevant to the whole neighbourhood or just to part of the neighbourhood.

 A Neighbourhood Plan will become part of the statutory development plan for the area, if successful in a local referendum. This means that a Neighbourhood Plan has far more weight in decision-making than some other local documents, such as parish plans and community plans. You can read more about the Neighbourhood Plan here. 

 Your input is vital, this is a plan for everyone!

Proposed development sites

The Emerging Local Plan

  • The WBHC Local Plan continues to evolve with the updated timelines of events now with an end insight of mid 2017
  • Spring 2016 – Complete evidence, site assessments and duty to co-operate work. Draft final Local Plan
  • Summer 2016 – Consultation on proposed submission Local Plan.
  • Winter 2016 –  Review responses to consultation and submit for examination
  • Spring 2017 – Examination of Inspector’s Report and Adoption

You can read more about the Local Plan on this page.


Local Plan related articles

In the section below there is a set of relating documents, publications and press cuttings. The most recent in the top left hand corner, older ones are down the page. Click on an item to expand it and view the detail.

Hundreds of new homes planned for Cuffley

Date: (tbd) Letter from the Parish Council Chairman, Councillor Bob Stubbs I want to put the community on notice of the plans that Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, WHBC, are proposing for new housing development in Northaw and Cuffley. The good news is that no new...

The importance of having a Neighbourhood Plan

The important of having a Neighbourhood Plan for Northaw and Cuffley is demonstrated by the recent press item below: Devizes homes appeal dismissed due to neighbourhood plan conflict Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said that conflict with an emerging...

Call to arms to prevent Green Belt housing

Date: (not known) Extract: Although a location has not yet been decided, campaigners want to pack it out, wherever it may be.  A spokesman for SCANGB said: "We need people to attend this meeting in their hundreds, this is very important. It may be held in WGC and may...

Hertfordshire under threat

Date: (not known) Extract: The map above is a very clear illustration of the scale of the threats we are having to respond to, as we work countywide to defend our cherished Herfordshire countryside. The numbers represent just some of the current proposals for new...

Villagers Pack Green Belt Homes Bid Gathering

Date: (not known) Extract: Developers wanting to pack more than 500 new homes on Green Belt land caused villagers to pack out a meeting held by a group leading the protest against them. There were almost as many people inside Cuffley Hall for the meeting held by Save...

PM’s bid to build new homes for first-timers

Date: 16/12/2014 Extract: Hundreds of acres of disused commercial and industrial land are to be turned over for housing in an attempt to help first time buyers, David Cameron announced yesterday. The Prime Minister said 100,000 new homes will be offered at a 20%...

Proposals for homes

Campaigners join forces against plans for the area Date: (undefined) Extract: A united front is being presented to threats to Northaw and Cuffley's Green Belt. The parish council residents' association and SCANGB (Save Cuffley and Northaw Green Belt) have joined...

Northaw & Cuffley Parish Council

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