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Author: Knebworth Parish Council

NHDC Local Plan- Further Consultation

North Hertfordshire Local Plan 2011 – 2031 – Consultation on the Further Proposed Main Modifications and Additional Work produced by the Council

Wednesday 12th May to Thursday 24th June 2021

Following the recent Local Plan Examination hearing sessions in 2020 and 2021, the Inspector has issued a schedule of Further Proposed Main Modifications to the emerging Local Plan. The further proposed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 12 May 2021 12:31 by Knebworth Parish Council

Tags: Consultation, Planning

Consultation on proposed submission Neighbourhood Plan – Regulation 16

Knebworth Parish Council submitted their neighbourhood plan to North Hertfordshire District Council on 14 March 2021.

Consultation will take place between Wednesday 21 April to Wednesday 9 June 2021.

The plan sets out a vision for the parish and planning policies which will be used to determine planning applications within the parish.

Have your say

You can view and respond to the Knebworth Neighbourhood... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:39 by Knebworth Parish Council

Tags: Consultation, Planning

Help With the Census

Need help completing the census?

Hertfordshire's Census Engagement Managers' online sessions to help complete the census.

Despite census day having passed, there is still plenty of time to complete it:


Thursday 25th March 6pm - 7pm

Friday 26th March 10am - 11am

Monday 29th March 11am - 12pm

Tuesday 30th March 2pm - 3pm

Wednesday... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:44 by Knebworth Parish Council

Tags: Services


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 Knebworth Parish Council

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 Knebworth Parish Council

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 Knebworth Parish Council

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 Knebworth Parish Council

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 Knebworth Parish Council

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 Knebworth Parish Council

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 Knebworth Parish Council

Tags: Environment, Leisure, News