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Welcome to the website for the Hundson, Eastwick and Gilston Neighbourhood Plan Group.


Developer Places for People has submitted its long-awaited revisions to its planning applications

3/19/1045/OUT (127 new documents and drawings)
(Outline planning application for 8,500 new homes plus infrastructure)

3/19/1046/FUL (95 new documents and drawings)
(Detailed planning application for the road changes)

The current deadline for comments on Places for People’s revised applications is 5pm on Monday, December 21, 2020, though we have asked the council to extend this.

We’re currently working through all these documents, and will have a full breakdown of the changes for you as soon as we’re able.


The Giston Area Neighbourhood Plan and results of East Herts Council’s public consultation are now with the Examiner, Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC.

The examination can be followed here in full, and also at the East Herts Council website.

A virtual hearing took place on 19 November 2020. You can watch it in full below:

You can follow the examination – including all formal correspondence as it is sent – on our dedicated Independent Examination page.

All responses to the Council’s consultation can also be read in our Documents Library (Neighbourhood Plan / Evidence Base/ Phase 7: Public Consulation by East Herts Council).

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The East Herts District Plan provides for 10,000 homes to be built in the Gilston Area. In exchange for the release of our Green Belt land, we were promised development of exceptional quality and 1,000 acres of community owned open space.

The residents of Hunsdon, Eastwick and Gilston have joined forces and formed a Neighbourhood Plan Group to engage with the developers and authorities to represent the local communities and safeguard your interests.

After much consultation with residents, developers, other stakeholders and experts, we have drafted a comprehensive Neighbourhood Plan, which you can download and read in full below.

Paper copies of the plan are available at The Plume of Feathers in Gilston, The Lion in Eastwick, St Mary’s Church in Gilston, St Botolph’s Church in Eastwick, and Hunsdon Village Hall (meeting room – during surgery hours Monday and Friday mornings).

The plan builds on the previous Concept Development Framework, which outlined principles that should underpin the redevelopment of the Gilston Area.

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• October 2020 – January 2021 independent examination by Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC

• Spring 2021 – Final reviews, followed by a community referendum


© Hunsdon, Eastwick & Gilston Neighbourhood Plan, 2020