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Neighbourhood Plans

Hertford Town Council is currently working in collaboration with members of the local community for the production of two Neighbourhood Plans: the Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan (SNAP) and the Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan (BNAP). 

Neighbourhood planning provides the opportunity for local people to develop a shared vision for the future development and growth of the area they live in. Local communities can choose to set planning policies through a Neighbourhood Plan that is used in determining planning applications. These planning policies will be aligned to the strategic policies in East Herts District Plan but they will highlight the needs and priorities of the local area.

The Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan covers the Sele ward in Hertford. The project commenced in May 2016 and the draft Neighbourhood Plan document has been produced over the past 18 months, following thorough consultation with and involvement of the local community.

The statutory pre-submission consultation for Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan is being organised between 4 February and 22 March 2019. The residents and businesses of Sele ward are invited to comment on the proposed Neighbourhood Plan's policies, which can be found in the documents below. To submit your comments please complete the enclosed response form. You can download this from here, follow the instructions in the form and email it back to maria@hertford.gov.uk. Alternatively, send your comments using this online form by clicking here

To read the summary of the policies of the Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan please click here. These are the statutory part of the Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan and it is mainly on these that we seek comments. 

To read the full draft of the Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan document please click here. Hard copies of the document are available to read at the following locations:
• Hertford Town Council, The Castle, Hertford, SG14 1HR;
• The Town and Tourist Information Centre, 10-12 The Wash, Hertford SG14 1PX;
• Hertford Library, Dolphin Yard, 10 Maidenhead Street, Hertford SG14 1DR.

A drop-in session to discuss the Sele Neighbourhood Area Plan will be organised on 2 March 2019 between 10am and 12 noon, at Fleming Crescent parade, above the Post Office. If you require further assistance please contact Hertford Town Council on 01992 552 885.


The Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan covers the Bengeo ward in Hertford. The project has commenced in June 2017 and it is currently at the stage of writing-up, where volunteers from the community are producing the Plan's policies and collecting evidence to support them. A public exhibition was organised on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018, displaying the results of the general survey applied in February-March 2018, as well as the objectives and policy directions for the Bengeo Neighbourhood Area Plan.

The agendas and minutes of the SNAP Working Party and of the BNAP Working Party meetings can be found here.

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