Serving the people of Knebworth



The North Hertfordshire District Council Local Plan proposes changing our Green Belt boundary. It allocates 731 new homes around an expanded Knebworth village. Knebworth Parish Council can't change the allocation of these sites, but it can influence their use.

So, we wrote our own Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan as our community vision for the future. It aims to ensure that our community can influence... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:10 by Claire Graham

Tags: Planning

Luton Airport Planning Application Deadline 19 February

The operator of London Luton Airport has submitted a planning application (reference 21/00031/VARCON) seeking consent to:

  • increase the capacity of the airport from 18 million passengers per year (mppa) to 19 mppa,
  • amend the day and night noise contours ,

Luton Airport was given planning permission to double its passenger numbers from 9 to 18M over a 15 year period in 2013. After only six years the airport... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:06 by Claire Graham

Tags: Development, Planning, Transport

Community, Hardship & Heating Grants Available

Community Grants – Funding for local charities, schools, community groups and voluntary organisations. Closing date for next round of applications is 31st March 2021.

Hardship Grants – Support for individuals and families in crisis. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Heating Grants – To help individuals and families keep warm during the cold winter months. Applications... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 05 Feb 2021 10:43 by Claire Graham

Tags: News

Rapid testing now available in Hertfordshire

Rapid testing for anyone without coronavirus symptoms is now available across Hertfordshire.

Key and essential workers who cannot work from home during the current government restrictions are especially encouraged to book a rapid test every few days to help us ensure that essential services are as safe as possible.

Around one in three people with coronavirus do not show symptoms, which means they could... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2021 13:22 by Claire Graham

Tags: Services

Herts Winter Salt Scheme

Knebworth Parish Council has a number of bags of salt available for residents to use on footpaths and the highway.

Bags can be collected from Knebworth Village Hall on Thursday 28 January at 9.00am, alternatively contact the clerk on 01438 813795 to arrange collection.

Posted: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:56 by Claire Graham

Tags: Highways

Do you have priorities for Herts Highways?

Herts County Council would like to know your priorities for Herts Highways.

An online survey is available from 11 January until 1 February 2021 at

Residents are being invited to have their say about Hertfordshire County Council's draft Integrated Plan (the proposed budget) for 2021-22, contributing to the budget decision-making process. Click Here for the Survey... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:27 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Highways


Walkers and farmers must work together to avoid damage to crops and wildlife habitats; so use a pair of wellies and stick to the footpaths, says rural body

Crops are being damaged nationwide as a result of walkers not keeping to public footpaths, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has said.

With the nation still in lockdown, many people are finding solace in taking a walk in the countryside;... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 10:08 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Leisure, News

Astonbury Woods For Sale - HCC Petition

Astonbury Wood has been put up for sale by Hertfordshire County Council. Aston Parish Council have launched an e-petition on the Herts County Council website asking the County Council to sell the woodland only to a person or organisation that clearly demonstrates that their ownership will:

  1. Maximise the social and environmental benefit to the local community; encouraging greater recreational involvement... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:54 by Claire Graham

Tags: News

Luton Airport - Arrivals Consultation Ends 5 February 2021

London Luton Airport arrival routes airspace change consultation

The public consultation covers the proposed changes to LLA's arrival routes. There are now only a few weeks left of this consultation for people to have their say on proposed changes. The public consultation ends on 5th February, so there is still time to submit a response and help shape the outcome.

In response to the restrictions in... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:32 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Transport

Hertfordshire Waste Local Plan - Draft Plan Consultation

Hertfordshire Waste Local Plan

Draft Plan Consultation – 11 January 2021 to 19 March 2021

Hertfordshire County Council is preparing a new Waste Local Plan (the Plan) which will replace the current adopted Waste Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) (November 2012), the Waste Site Allocations DPD (July 2014) and the Employment Land Areas of Search Supplementary... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 15:14 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Services

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