Neighbourhood Plan

The Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan (BCANP) read here was overwhelmingly approved at the referendum held on 23 March 2017.
The result was
Yes            1268    94%
No                  82      6%
Turnout                22.3%
The ballot count was the total for Buntingford and all participating parishes; it was not broken down into individual parishes.

The Independent Examiner's 51-page Report can be read here.  A summary of the proposed amendments can be read here.

The unamended version of the Buntingford Community Area Neighbourhood Plan (BCANP) can now be viewed here.  

The BUNTINGFORD COMMUNITY AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN (BCANP) 2011-2031 CONSULTATION ran from 1st September to 12th October 2015.  To see how this impacts our area, and Hormead Parish in particular, click this link.

The comments sheet that was sent to every household can be viewed here.  The BCANP was administered by the team based at Buntingford Town Council,The Manor House, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9AB,

Thank you for being a part of the process for securing the future of our parish for the next 15 years.

The new 2018 East Herts District Plan was formally adopted by East Herts Council at an Extraordinary Meeting on 23 October 2018


We produced a simple questionnaire to find out what everyone wanted the Plan to include.  It was very important that the views of everyone in the house (not just grown-ups) were taken into account.  So a big Thank You to everyone who took the time to complete the questionnaire.

Useful background information:
SLAA Round 3 sites consultation
SLAA Round 3 sites
Village Hierarchy Study overview
Village Hierarchy Study Great Hormead
Village Hierarchy Study Hare Street

Hormead Local Neighbourhood Plan Forum (LNPF)

This was developed following a public meeting in the Church Room on 11th November 2013.
The Minutes of meetings (links below) will give more details about the structure and work involved in creating a viable Neighbourhood Plan.

Minutes of meetings
Forum Minutes

Team Minutes

To see the latest East Herts District Planning Bulletin, which includes an update on the Local Plan, click District Planning Bulletin No. 20, December 2015