Neighbourhood Plan – Independent Examination

The Giston Area Neighbourhood Plan underwent independent examination by Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC between October 2020 and February 2021.

“I find the NP is based on extensive community engagement, well researched supporting evidence, and – subject to matters set out in the Report – provides an appropriate set of local policies.” said the QC.

“Subject to Recommended Modifications in the Report… I conclude that the NP meets the Basic Conditions and other statutory requirements, and I recommend that it proceed to referendum.”

You can now download and read the full Examiner’s Report and a one page summary.

The full examination – including all formal correspondence – remains available on our dedicated Independent Examination page and also at the East Herts Council website.

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

Full documentation for the independent examination is in our Documents Library (Neighbourhood Plan / Evidence Base/ Phase 8: Independent Examination), with each document also being linked to directly below: