To ensure new developments benefit the Kings Langley community
The Neighbourhood Plan
Kings Langley Parish Council is in the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the village and wider Parish.
We have now reached the point where we are seeking your views on the proposals contained within the Kings Langley Draft Neighbourhood Plan. The consultation will run from 26 June 2021 until 7th August 2021. You can view The Neighbourhood Plan and other relevant documents by clicking on the ‘Plan Documents’ page on the top menu.
This is a statutory Pre-Submission Consultation in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Following on from the Village Survey that was undertaken by the Parish Council in early 2019, it was agreed that the Parish would benefit from the development of a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a formal document that sets out, in development terms, how land should be used within the Parish, as well as planning policies to influence development proposals. The Neighbourhood Plan has to undergo a rigorous process, including a series of consultations, an independent examination and finally a local referendum, as ultimately it will form part of the development plan for the borough, sitting alongside the Dacorum Local Plan. If successful, it would be used alongside the Borough planning policies to determine the outcome of planning applications within Kings Langley.
In October 2019, Kings Langley Parish Council applied to Dacorum Borough Council to designate Kings Langley Parish as a Neighbourhood Area. A steering group comprising local councillors and volunteers from the community was set up to lead the project.
A great deal of work has been undertaken to reach the point of having a draft Plan, which we are now consulting on.
Please submit your responses in one of the following ways:
- Using the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KLNPReg14
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post to: Kings Langley Parish Council, Charter Court, Vicarage Lane, WD4 9HR
If you require assistance in viewing the Neighbourhood Plan documents, please contact the Parish Council on: 01923 261828.
Responses must be received by 5pm on 7th August 2021.
A summary of all comments will be made publicly available and each will be carefully reviewed. The Neighbourhood Plan will be amended accordingly into its Submission Version, which will be formally submitted to Dacorum Borough Council. The Borough Council will undertake a further round of consultation, after which the Plan will be independently examined. If the Plan is successfully examined, it will proceed to a local referendum.
Please note that personal information provided will be confidential and processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations. The Parish Council will process your details in relation to the preparation of this Neighbourhood Plan document only.
As part of the Consultation and in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), when responding to the consultation, please confirm that you are happy for the Parish Council to pass on your contact details (name, address/email address) to Dacorum Borough Council so that they can contact you at the next Submission Version (Regulation 16) stage of consultation.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me using the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page from the top menu.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood Plans were introduced in the 2011 Localism Act as a way to encourage local people to get more involved in planning their communities. They set out planning policies for the local area, against which planning applications will be considered.
Neighbourhood Plans can also set out where land and buildings that are special to the community can be safeguarded for future generations.
As it is a formal document, the Neighbourhood Plan has to undergo a fairly vigorous process in order to be ‘made’. This includes two rounds of formal consultation with the public, an independent Examination and finally a local referendum.
If it is able to pass all of these stages, it will sit alongside the Dacorum Local Plan and carry equal weight in decisions.
“At this stage we are entering a process of formal consultation so your input now is very important…”
Vision & Objectives
We have taken the feedback from the Parish Survey that was undertaken at the end of 2019 (archived here) and used this to help put together a draft vision for Kings Langley.
To preserve and enhance what villagers most value about Kings Langley in line with the priorities suggested by the 2019 Parish Plan Survey – its village status, environmental action, greenbelt, proximity to open countryside, canal, woods and common, its thriving high street and strong sense of community.
To deliver this vision, we have developed the following objectives MORE…
Who is working on this project?
Kings Langley Parish Council is the formal lead for the Neighbourhood Plan, however, it is important that the project is community led. Therefore, the project is being managed by a Steering Group comprising of local volunteers from Kings Langley.