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Standon Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan

We are sure that many residents will be wondering what the situation is regarding our Neighbourhood Plan. We set out below a full explanation for your information:-

Ann Skippers MRTPI has been appointed to undertake the Independent Examination of the Standon Neighbourhood Plan and this is ongoing.

On the 11.09. 2018 The following statement was made by Linda Haysey, Leader of East Hertfordshire District Council regarding the adoption of the District Plan:- More »

'At 2.15 pm, the Director of Planning at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government notified the Chief Executive of East Hertfordshire District Council that the Secretary of State, Rt. Hon James Brokenshire MP has today issued a holding direction under section 21a of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (inserted by section 145(5) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016) on the adoption of the East Herts District Plan, due to be adopted this evening.

Accordingly, items 9 and 10 are being withdrawn from tonight's Agenda, because this means we are currently unable to adopt the District Plan.

I am, of course, very disappointed with this decision both because it has been made at such a late stage in the process and also because the Plan was inspected by a senior and experienced planning inspector (appointed by the Secretary of State) and the Council has fully accepted all of her recommendations and suggestions.

We remain confident in the soundness of the Plan and will work with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to resolve any issues it has with the Plan. Due to the impact that this will have on the local and wider community and in view of the thorough examination of the Plan that has already taken place, we will encourage the Secretary of State to act expeditiously to avoid further uncertainty. We are all too well aware of the speculative development that has taken place in parts of our district because of the lack of a 5 year land supply. None of us want to be in that position again'.

This is a very disappointing situation as it has a significant impact on the Standon Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan in that our Neighbourhood Plan is effectively now also 'on hold' until the District Plan issue is resolved.

We will endeavour to keep residents informed as matters progress. » Less

Posted: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 12:31 by Maureen Wren



With the help of an old photograph,

a tea that was held in Standon village

Hall in 1918 to mark the end of the First

World War will be recreated in

Standon Village Hall on

Saturday 10th November at 3pm - Sold Out

Sunday 11th November at 3pm – Sold Out

Tickets - £10 each

Homemade sandwiches and cakes

Readings of War poetry and letters

Sing along to songs of the period

Please contact Helena on 01920 822177

Posted: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:15 by Maureen Wren

River Rescue Training Day

River Rescue Training Day

On Sunday 23rd September the following will be taking place in Standon which we think many residents will enjoy watching

A training day for DEFRA water rescue team and fire service will be carried out on the River Rib, Standon near and in-between the High Street and Station Road (just off the A120) The Moors will be their base and where they know it's shallow so they can set up rescue lines and practice rescue techniques. The Fire Service may also be in attendance with them for cross training purposes.

Posted: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:28 by Maureen Wren