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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 Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Planning


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

NHDC Local Plan Hearings - Postponed

The Planning Inspector has postponed the additional hearings scheduled to start today.

Among the first issues for scrutiny is the objective assessment of housing need ('the OAN') and the supply of land for housing. However a motion has been put forward by NHDC Councillors for a discussion to be held on the OAN, at an extraordinary meeting of the District Council, and the Inspector has asked NHDC to... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:13 by Claire Graham

Tags: Planning

Sand Yard Development

NHDC has granted planning permission to build a retail unit with four flats and three parking spaces on the Chas Lowe Sand Yard. A traffic management plan must be submitted prior to work commencing. The decision notice can be viewed here.

Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 12:07 by Claire Graham

Tags: Planning

Sand Yard Development

Planning application 20/01526/FP has been submitted for the sand yard to provide a retail unit, plus two two- bed flats, two one-bed flats and 3 car parking spaces.

The retail unit is for class A3, A4 or A5 use.

Class A3 is use for the sale of food or drink for consumption on the premises or of hot food for consumption off the premises.

Class A4 is use as a public house, wine-bar or other drinking establishment... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:08 by Claire Graham

Tags: News, Planning

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Extended

The consultation period for the Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan has been extended to 31 May 2020. The full version of the plan and online response form can be found here

Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 09:57 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Planning

Neighbourhood Plan Open Day

Alternative arrangements for the Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan (KNP) Pre-Submission Document

Open Day - Saturday 18th April, 2020

We are unable to hold the Open Day due to the Coronavirus situation.

If you have any queries relating to the Pre-Submission Document, please leave a message on the Parish Council answerphone (01438 813795) and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

Please leave your... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 09:57 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Planning

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan Pre-submission document is out for consultation until 9 May 2020.

The plan has policies which cover:

local economy
the built environment
environment and flooding
traffic, transport and parking

Once adopted, NHDC will have to take account of the policies when it considers planning applications in Knebworth Parish.

Please take time to read the document, or parts... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 14 Apr 2020 13:20 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Planning

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation

The Knebworth Neighbourhood Plan Regulation 14 consultation ends on 9 May 2020.

Due to current restrictions arising because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all sites, where you could inspect the full document, are now closed and the Open Day scheduled for 18 April has been cancelled.

You are still able to view the full document on the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan websites. If however you would like... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:36 by Claire Graham

Tags: Consultation, Planning