Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan

The Parish Councils of Hunsdon and Eastwick & Gilston have committed to working together to produce a Neighbourhood Plan - the Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan (HEGNP). This website describes:

    What is Neighbourhood Planning?
    Why are the two Parish Councils working together?
    When is the HEGNP going to be produced?
    How does this affect me as a resident, business or landowner?
    Where will the HEGNP apply?
    Who is developing the HEGNP?

Our response to each question can be found using the buttons to the left, together with some key documents referenced in the site.

Q2 2017 update The intention to produce a Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan continues and the team are working hard towards that goal. However the project has been largely undermined by the sudden decision of East Herts Council in late 2016 to include the Gilston Area as a preferred site for major housing development in its latest draft of the District Plan. The two Parish Councils strongly object to this change in policy and are most concerned both at the absence of commitment to provide all necessary infrastructure to support this scale of development and at the total absence of meaningful public consultation on the proposals (see the 'Where' page for further explanation of this change). However on the basis that 'a bad Neighbourhood Plan is probably worse than no Neighbourhood Plan' the team is working with the East Herts Council and other stakeholders to mitigate the impact of the decision and still produce a valuable and effective document.

We hope you will find the website informative and helpful. More importantly we hope it will inspire YOU to become involved. If you are willing to offer assistance, of any kind, to the HEGNP team or have any feedback on this website then please contact us using our response form or at