Ware Town Council

Serving the Local Community

Neighbourhood Plan

What is Neighbourhood Planning?

The Localism Act 2011 introduced statutory Neighbourhood Planning in England. It enables communities to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan for their area and is intended to give communities more of a say in the development of their local area (within certain limits and parameters).

These plans will be used to decide the future of the places where you live and work giving opportunities to:

  • choose where you want new homes, shops and offices to be built
  • have your say on what new buildings should look like
  • grant planning permission for the new buildings you want to see go ahead
  • deciding where Community Facilities are required.
  • consult on the use of green spaces around Ware.

For more information visit mycommunityrights.org.uk

Progress so far

Earlier this year, Ware Town Council submitted an application to East Herts Council requesting that the entirety of the Town Council’s boundary, excluding those areas included in the North and East of Ware Site Allocation, be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. The reason for this is that the strategic sites will be covered by the Masterplanning process, led by East Herts Council.

East Herts Council have approved the area designation. The area to be covered by the Neighbourhood Plan is shown on the map. Ware_-_Map_2018

The Town Council has agreed Terms of Reference for a Neighbourhood Plan Forum.  Membership of the newly constituted Neighbourhood Plan Forum is:

Representatives of the following local organisations:

  • The Ware Society
  • Ware Town Partnership/ CVS
  • Raynet/ Town Watch
  • Wodson Park
  • Herts Police (CPDA)
  • Ware Museum
  • Widbury Hill Residents
  • Save Ware’s Green Belt

Plus Town Councillors, Alexander Curtis, Mark Pope and Stephen Reed.

View agendas and minutes of the Neighbourhood Plan Forum. 

For general information on the Neighbourhood Plan please contact Terry Philpott  (Town Clerk) at townclerk@waretowncouncil.gov.uk

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