Serving the people of Knebworth

Neighbourhood Plan

Knebworth Neigbourhood Plan website can be found at

Introduction and Background to the Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan

If you live or work in Knebworth Parish, if you use the local amenities such as the GP Surgery, railway station or local businesses, if you enjoy the open green spaces and recreational facilities, if you drive or park a car in Knebworth, if you want to maintain continued separation from surrounding settlements, then this is relevant to you.

The North Herts District Council Local Plan (NHDCLP) determines where new development will be placed and the Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan (KNP) cannot influence that. However we can, and have, proposed a number of policies that aim to mitigate the effect of development on our village and to improve potential outcomes. Decisions on planning applications will be made using both the local plan and the adopted neighbourhood plan.

The KNP Steering Committee (KNPSC) was formed in June 2016 following a call for volunteers, at a parish wide open meeting. A residents' survey in December 2016, identified key areas of concern and KNPSC have worked in consultation with the community, to define a Vision Statement, clarify Objectives and develop Policies that aim to deliver the most desired outcome from all future housing developments anywhere within the Knebworth Parish area, including the potential developments listed in the NHDLP.

Previous consultations have also included: a business survey; a parking survey; a children's forum; and two public Open Days. Public feedback relevant to planning matters has been incorporated into the KNP, whilst public feedback on Parish matters NOT related to planning, have been captured in an Action Plan, for use by Knebworth Parish Council (KPC).

the Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan can be found online

Hard copies of the full Neighbourhood Plan are available for viewing at:

• The Community Library, in St Martin's Church, London Road, Knebworth SG3 6ER
• KPC office, Village Hall, Park Lane, Knebworth, SG3 6PD
• The Station Pub, Station Approach, Knebworth, SG3 6AT
• The Lytton Arms, Park Lane, Old Knebworth, SG3 6QB
• Knebworth & District Royal British Legion Club, Gun Lane, Knebworth, SG3 6AU
• North Hertfordshire Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3JF

We would like your views on the Pre-Submission (Regulation 14) draft of the
Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation runs from 14th March to 9th May
2020. All responses received by midnight on the 9th May 2020 will be considered and may be used to amend the KNP.

Please come along to the Open Day in Knebworth Village Hall on Saturday 18th April
between 10am and 2pm if you would like to talk to us about the consultation process, have any questions, would like help with filling in the form or to see a copy of the full draft document. If you are unable to make this date, please contact us via email on

This consultation is open from the 14th March until midnight on the 9th May 2020. You can respond in one of three ways:

• Completing the online response form here

• Downloading the form at and emailing it

• Completing this double-sided, removable, response form and returning it to:
Knebworth Parish Council, Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane, Knebworth, SG3 6PD
or by placing it in the post box at Knebworth Village Hall

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built, have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided. Neighbourhood planning provides a powerful set of tools for local people to ensure that they get the right types of development for their community where the ambition of the neighbourhood is aligned with the strategic needs and priorities of the wider local area.

The first stage of the process is to collect your ideas, through a questionnaire, about what is important in the village, what you like about the village and what issues there are.

Please respond by 30 January 2017.

Last updated: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 11:23