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Our Local Plan has now been submitted for examination.

Examination Documents

 

ReferenceTitleDateLink to document(s)
EX01

Programme Officer's initial letter to all Regulation 19 respondents

29 June 2017pdf icon EX 01 Programme Officer’s initial letter to all Regulation 19 respondents [35KB]
EX02

Inspector's preliminary questions to the Council on Duty to Co-operate

7 July 2017pdf icon EX 02 Inspector's preliminary questions to the Council on Duty to Co-operate [49KB]
EX03

Inspector's preliminary questions to the Council on Housing and Job Provision

4 August 2017pdf icon EX 03 Inspector's questions housing and jobs [105KB]
EX04

Council's response to Inspector's preliminary questions (EX02) on Duty to Co-operate

4 August 2017

pdf icon EX04 - WHBC response to EX02 Duty to Cooperate (Part 1 Main Response and MOUs) [5MB]

pdf icon EX04 - WHBC response to EX02 Duty to Cooperate (Part 2 Evidence for Q1-11) [12MB]

pdf icon EX04 - WHBC response to EX02 Duty to Cooperate (Part 3 Evidence for Q16-22) [10MB]

pdf icon EX04 - WHBC response to EX02 Duty to Cooperate (Part 4 Evidence for other matters Q1-7) [9MB]

EX05Notification to all Regulation 19 representors of hearing sessions of the EiP

12 August 2017

pdf icon EX05 - Notification to all Regulation 19 representors of hearing sessions of the EiP [60KB]
EX06Inspector's Issues and Questions for Stage 1 of the hearing sessions

12 August 2017

pdf icon EX06 - Inspector's Issues and Questions for Stage 1 of the hearing sessions [48KB]
EX07Inspector's Guidance Notes

12 August 2017

pdf icon EX07 - Inspector's Guidance Notes [165KB]
EX08Draft Hearing Sessions Programme V1

12 August 2017

pdf icon EX08 - Draft Hearing Sessions Programme V1 [40KB]
EX09Inspector's preliminary questions on the Council's Overarching Strategy

12 August 2017

pdf icon EX09 - Inspector's preliminary questions on the Council's Overarching Strategy [214KB]
EX10Agenda for Legal Soundness and Duty to Co-operate Hearing Session 21st September (and 22nd September if required)

12 August 2017

pdf icon EX10 - Agenda for Legal Soundness and Duty to Co-operate Hearing Session 21st September (and 22nd September if required) [28KB]

EX11

Council's response to Inspector's preliminary questions (EX03) on Housing and Job Provision18 August 2017pdf icon EX11 - WHBC Response to EX03 Housing and Job Provision [6MB]

EX12

Duty to Co-operate Additional Statement (This document is also in the examination library with reference DTC/3a, and is an addendum to library document DTC/3)18 August 2017pdf icon DTC/3a / EX12 Duty to Cooperate Additional Statement August 2017 [404KB]

EX13

Memorandum of Understanding between Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Highways England (This document is also in the examination library with reference DTC/10)21 August 2017

pdf icon DTC/10 / EX13 WHBC HCC Highways England MoU [5MB]

pdf icon DTC/10a / EX13a WHBC HCC Highways England MoU Appendix A WHaSH MoU [1MB]

pdf icon DTC/10b / EX13b WHBC HCC Highways England MoU Appendix B Highways England Local Plan Response [162KB]

EX14

Council's response to Inspector's  preliminary questions on Matter 3 (EX09)

8 September 2017pdf icon EX14 - WHBC Response to EX09 [6MB]

EX15

Memorandum of Understanding between Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and Historic England (This document is also in the examination library with reference DTC/11)13 September 2017pdf icon DTC/11 / EX15 WHBC Historic England Signed MoU 13 September 2017 [3MB]

EX16

North Hertfordshire District Council statement for Stage 1 hearing sessions21 September 2017pdf icon EX16 WHBC Examination hearing - Statement by North Herts District Council 21 Sept 2017 [1MB]

EX17 (A)

Letter from Welwyn Hatfield to Hogan Lovells International 01 March 2016pdf icon EX17 (A) Letter from Welwyn Hatfield to Hogan Lovells International 01 March 2016 [257KB]

EX17 (B)

Letter from Welwyn Hatfield to Hogan Lovells International14 April 2016pdf icon EX17 (B) Letter from Welwyn Hatfield to Hogan Lovells International 14 April 2016 [218KB]

EX17 (C)

Letter from Welwyn Hatfield to Hogan Lovells International01 August 2016pdf icon EX17 (C) Letter from Welwyn Hatfield to Hogan Lovells International 01 Aug 2016 [151KB]

EX18

Statement by St Albans District Council: Duty to Co-operate Hearing Session21 September 2017pdf icon EX18 WelHat EiP - St Albans District Council Opening Statement 21 Sept 2017 [22KB]

EX19

Inspector's Report St Albans District Council Local Plan28 November 2016pdf icon EX19 Inspector’s Report St Albans District Council Local Plan 28 Nov 2016 [175KB]

EX20

Details on hearing statements, deadlines and notification27 September 2017pdf icon EX20 Details on hearing statements, deadlines and notification [59KB]

EX21

Programme - Stage 2 hearing sessions27 September 2017pdf icon EX21 Draft Hearing Sessions Programme V2 [58KB]

EX22

Inspector's Agenda for Stage 2 - Matters for discussion27 September 2017pdf icon EX22 Overarching Strategy Hearing Agenda [38KB]

EX23

Statement of Common Ground between WHBC, HCC and Gascoyne Cecil Estates11 October 2017pdf icon EX23 Statement of Common Ground between WHBC, HCC and Gascoyne Cecil Estates [3MB]

EX24

Overarching Strategy Hearing Agenda Revised23 October 2017pdf icon EX24 Overarching Strategy Hearing Agenda Revised [34KB]

EX25

Home Builders Federation Matter 8 - corrected statement25 October 2017pdf icon EX25 Home Builders Federation Matter 8 - corrected statement [29KB]

EX26

High Court Judgement Calverton PC v Nottingham CC, Broxtowe BC and Gedling BC21 April 2015pdf icon EX26 Calverton-PC-v-Nottingham-CC-Ors [92KB]

EX27

Details of schools in Welwyn Hatfield26 October 2017pdf icon EX27 details of schools In Welwyn Hatfield [24KB]

EX27A

Map of district with schools plotted12 January 2017pdf icon EX27A Map of District with Schools plotted [361KB]

EX27B

WGC and Hatfield Secondary Education Planning areas14 September 2017pdf icon EX27B WGC and Hatfield Secondary Education Planning Areas [2MB]

EX27C

Table with Secondary strategy summarised5 April 2017pdf icon EX27C Table with Secondary Strategy summarised [338KB]

EX28

HCC Position Statement for New Barnfield for EiP25 October 2017pdf icon EX28 HCC Position Statement for New Barnfield for EiP [176KB]

EX29

Report on the Examination of the East Staffordshire Local Plan7 October 2015pdf icon EX29 Report on the examination of the East Staffordshire Local Plan [400KB]

EX30

Statement of Common Ground between Welwyn Hatfield BC, East Herts DC and Historic EnglandNovember 2017pdf icon EX30 SOCG between WHBC, EHDC and HE [2MB]
EX31Statement of Common Ground between Welwyn Hatfield BC and Historic England

1 December 2017

pdf icon EX31 Statement of Common Ground between WHBC and Historic England [4MB]
EX32Note on Salisbury Line provided by Gascoyne Cecil EstateDecember 2017

pdf icon EX32 Note on Salisbury Line provided by Gascoyne Cecil Estate [1MB]

EX33

EX33A Aurora Properties - Table of Suitable and Available Sites

EX33B Letter from Maddox Associates re EX33A (Aurora)

The Inspector is not considering sites until Stage 4 of the hearing sessions, and will not be considering any that are not included in the Local Plan.   If the Council is unable to meet its fully objectively assessed need for housing and employment land and additional sites are needed, it will be for the Council to put forward additional sites for inclusion in the Local Plan.

26 October 2017

19 December 2017

pdf icon EX33A Aurora Properties - Table of Suitable and Available Sites [81KB]

pdf icon EX33B 19.12.2017 Maddox re EX33A (Aurora) [208KB]

EX34

Birchall Garden Suburb Documentation, submitted by Gascoyne Cecil Estates:

A: Birchall Farm Contamination Report (Wardell Armstrong)

B:  Contamination and Site Suitability Report (Gascoyne Cecil Estate)

C:  Heritage Impact Assessment (Montague Evans)

D. Letter to WHBC from JB Planning Associates (6 October 2017)

E. Letter to WHBC from JB Planning Associates (3 November 2017)

F. Environment Agency Historical Photographs

October 2017

pdf icon EX34A Birchall Farm Contamination [1MB]

pdf icon EX34B Contamination & Site suitability GCE [21MB]

pdf icon EX34C Heritage Impact Assessment (Montague Evans) [7MB]

pdf icon EX34D Letter to WHBC from John Boyd Planning 6.10.17 [103KB]

pdf icon EX34E Letter to WHBC from John Boyd Planning 3.11.17 [142KB]

pdf icon EX34F Environment Agency Historical Photographs [2MB]

EX35

Birchall Garden Suburb Documentation, submitted by Tarmac:

Land Quality Note (Royal Haskoning)

Appendix A: 1976_84 Cole Green BH1-BH117

Appendix B: 1984 Boring Results 118-165

Appendix C: 1985 Currently Approved Contours C3-28A Cole Green

Appendix D: 1985 Phases of Infilling_C3-24c

Appendix E: 2012 Historic Slice Maps

Appendix F: 2013 Fig 2 Landfill History

Appendix G: 2013_14 Cole Green BH logs

Appendix H: 2017 Exploratory Hole Plan

December 2017

pdf icon EX35 Land Quality Contamination (Royal Haskoning) [99KB]

pdf icon Appendix A: Cole Green BH1-BH117 [62KB]

pdf icon Appendix B: Boring Results 118-165 [124KB]

pdf icon Appendix C: Currently Approved Contours C3-28A Cole Green [6MB]

pdf icon Appendix D: Phases of Infilling C3-24c [4MB]

pdf icon Appendix E: Historic Slice Maps [6MB]

pdf icon Appendix F: Fig 2 Landfill History [1MB]

pdf icon Appendix G: Cole Green BH logs [1MB]

pdf icon Appendix H: Exploratory Hole Plan [1MB]

EX36

Birchall Garden Suburb Documentation, submitted by Tarmac:

Ecology Baseline Briefing Note 2017 (SLR)

Appendix A: 2017 HERC Data Search - desktop study from HERC

Appendix B: Amphibian Survey Report 2014 (PPA)

Appendix C: Amphibian Survey Update 2017 Great Crested Newt Report (SLR)

Appendix D: Badger Survey Final 2017 (SLR)

Appendix E: Bat Survey Report Dec 2017 (PPA)

Appendix F: Bird Survey Report 2017 (PPA)

Appendix G: Dormouse Survey Report Final 2017 (PPA)

Appendix H: Invertebrate Report 2017 (PPA)

Appendix I: Phase 1 Habitat and Flora Survey Report 2017 (PPA) 

Appendix J: Reptile Survey Report 2017 (PPA)

Appendix K: Reptile Survey Report 2017 (SLR)

Appendix L: Water Vole Report 2017 (PPA)

Appendix M: Water Vole Report 2017 (SLR)

December 2017

pdf icon EX36 SLR Ecology Baseline Briefing Note [580KB]

pdf icon Appendix A: 2017 HERC Data Search - desktop study from HERC [15MB]

pdf icon Appendix B: PPA Amphibian Survey 2014 Report [1MB]

pdf icon Appendix C: Amphibian Survey 2017 update [2MB]

pdf icon Appendix D: SLR Badger Survey [795KB]

pdf icon Appendix E: PPA BGS Bat Survey report Dec 2017 [12MB]

pdf icon Appendix F: PPA Bird Survey Report [4MB]

pdf icon Appendix G: PPA Dormouse Survey Report [519KB]

pdf icon Appendix H: PPA Invertebrate Report Dec 2017 [6MB]

pdf icon Appendix I: PPA BGS Phase 1 Habitat and Flora Survey Report [6MB]

pdf icon Appendix J: PPA Reptile Survey Report [768KB]

pdf icon Appendix K: Reptile Survey Report 2017 [2MB]

pdf icon Appendix L: PPA Water Vole Report [2MB]

pdf icon Appendix M: PPA BGS Water Vole Report Dec 2017 [306KB]

EX37

Birchall Garden Suburb Documentation, submitted by Tarmac:

Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment Briefing Note (David Jarvis Associates)

Appendix A: Photomontage Aerial View from the South 

Appendix B: Photomontage View Point 38 1 of 2 

Appendix C: Photomontage View Point 38 2 of 2 

Appendix D: Photomontage View Point 100 

Appendix E: Photomontage View Point 106 1 OF 2 

Appendix F: Photomontage View Point 106 2 OF 2

Appendix G: Photomontage View Point 113 1 OF 2 

Appendix H: Photomontage View Point 113 2 OF 2 

December 2017

pdf icon EX37 David Jarvis Associates Statement [108KB]

pdf icon Appendix A: Photomontage Aerial View from the South [7MB]

pdf icon Appendix B: Photomontage View Point 38 1 of 2 [4MB]

pdf icon Appendix C: Photomontage View Point 38 2 of 2 [6MB]

pdf icon Appendix D: Photomontage View Point 100 [8MB]

pdf icon Appendix E: Photomontage View Point 106 1 of 2 [3MB]

pdf icon Appendix F: Photomontage View Point 106 2 of 2 [6MB]

pdf icon Appendix G: Photomontage View Point 113 1 of 2 [3MB]

pdf icon Appendix H: Photomontage View Point 113 2 of 2 [4MB]

EX38

WHBC Hearing Statement Matter 4: Hearing Session 2 - Green Belt Map:  Corrected scoring for parcels GB45 and GB42

12 December 2017pdf icon EX38 Map 1 - Green Belt Purposes for Phase 1 Parcels [1MB]
EX39

Inspector's Note following Stages 1 and 2 of hearing sessions: Green Belt Review

December 2017pdf icon EX39 Green Belt review note December 2017 [65KB]

EX40

Birchall Garden Suburb Joint Hearing Session - Inspectors' Matters and issues

15 December 2017pdf icon Inspectors' Matters & Issues - Joint Session Birchall Garden Suburb [64KB]

EX41

Birchall Garden Suburb Joint Hearing Session - Joint Hearing Session Timetable15 December 2017pdf icon Timetable - Joint session Birchall Garden Suburb [40KB]

EX42

Birchall Garden Suburb Joint Hearing Session - Inspector's Guidance Notes for Joint Hearing Session15 December 2017pdf icon Inspectors' Guidance Notes - Joint Session Birchall Garden Suburb [113KB]
EX43

Inspector's Matters and Issues - Stage 3

15 December 2017pdf icon WH Development Management Issues and Questions [96KB]
EX44Revised Hearing Sessions Timetable V.4 - Stage 3

15 December 2017

pdf icon Draft Hearing Sessions Programme Version 4 15.12.2017 [63KB]

EX45

Inspector's Guidance Notes - Stage 315 December 2017pdf icon Guidance Notes for Examination Stage 3 [135KB]

EX46

Nationally Described Space Standards Review 2015January 2018pdf icon EX46 Nationally Described Space Standards Review [170KB]

EX47

Pre hearing proposed modifications for policy SP19 land South east of  Welwyn Garden City (Birchall Garden Suburb)22 January 2018pdf icon EX47 Pre hearing proposed main mods to policy SP19 Land South east of WGC (Birchall Garden Suburb) [601KB]

EX48

Montagu Evans:  Symondshyde Heritage Impact Assessment (update to library document HIS/4)July 2017pdf icon EX48 Montagu Evans Symondshyde Heritage Impact Assessment (update to library document HIS4) [14MB]

EX49

Montagu Evans:  Stanborough Heritage Impact AssessmentJuly 2017pdf icon EX49 Montagu Evans Stanborough Heritage Impact Assessment [8MB]

EX50

Montagu Evans: Marshmoor Heritage Impact AssessmentJune 2017

pdf icon EX50 Montagu Evans Marshmoor Heritage Impact Assessment Part 1 [11MB]

pdf icon EX50 Montagu Evans Marshmoor Heritage Impact Assessment Part 2 [26MB]

pdf icon EX50 Montagu Evans Marshmoor Heritage Impact Assessment Part 3 [17MB]

EX51

Stanborough and Symondshyde: Minerals Technical Paper (Gascoyne Cecil Estates)

November 2017pdf icon EX51 Stanborough and Symondshyde - Minerals Technical Paper [8MB]

EX52

Landscape Vision for Stanborough & Symondshyde: Michelle Bolger Landscape Expert (for Gascoyne Cecil Estates)

November 2017pdf icon EX52 Landscape Vision for Stanborough and Symondshyde [7MB]

EX53

Hertfordshire County Council: Herts Local Transport Plan (LTP4) - draft for consultation

November 2017pdf icon EX53 Hertfordshire Country Council Herts Local Transport Plan [2MB]

EX54

Hatfield Renewal Partnership: Hatfield 2030+ Transport StrategyJune 2017pdf icon EX54 Hatfield Renewal Partnership: Hatfield 2030+ Transport Strategy [23MB]
EX55

Statement of Common Ground between HCC, WHBC, Ptarmigan Land and Mrs.C.Horton Settlement: New primary school at Site HS11

25 January 2018pdf icon EX55 Statement of Common Ground HS11 signed by all parties [237KB]

EX56

Statement of Common Ground between HCC and WHBC relating to policy SADM 1724 January 2018pdf icon EX56 Statement of Common Ground SADM17 signed [1MB]

EX57

Statement of Common Ground between HCC and WHBC relating to policy SP1424 January 2018pdf icon EX57 Statement of Common Ground SP14 signed [2MB]
EX58

Birchall Garden Suburb, submitted by WHBC, EHDC, HCC and Tarmac

Statement of Common Ground between WHBC, EHDC, HCC and Tarmac relating to Birchall Garden Suburb

Appendix 1: Site Boundary

Appendix 2: Statement of Common Ground - Highways and Transportation Matters      

Appendix 3: BGS Environmental Assessment Scoping Report - December 2015

Appendix 4: Environmental Assessment Scoping Opinion - February 2016

25 January 2018

pdf icon 25.1.18 EX58 SoCG between WHBC, EHDC, HCC and Tarmac [502KB]

pdf icon EX58 Appendix 1 Site Boundary [12MB]

pdf icon EX58 Appendix 2 SoCG with HCC re Transport_Redacted [2MB]

pdf icon EX58 Appendix 3 EIA Scoping Report 2015 [3MB]

pdf icon EX58 Appendix 4 EIA Scoping Opinion 2016 [215KB]

EX59 

Freedom of Information Request from Welwyn Garden City Society

EX59A  WHBC Statutory contaminated land strategy 

EX59B  Birchall Garden Suburb:  Environmental Health Officer's position statement October 2017

EX59C  WHBC:   FOI  and Environmental information  regulations requests.  Appeal/complaint procedure.

29 January 2018

pdf icon EX59A WHBC Statutory contaminated land strategy [790KB]

pdf icon EX59B Birchall Garden Suburb: Environmental Health Officer's position statement October 2017 [502KB]

pdf icon EX59C WHBC: FOI and Environmental information regulations requests snd appeal complaints procedure [24KB]

EX60

Revised Hearings Session timetable Stage 3  V57 February 2018pdf icon EX60 WH Draft Programme V5 7.2.18 [54KB]

EX61

'What Lies Beneath' (updated October 2017): Welwyn Garden City SocietyOctober 2017pdf icon EX61 What Lies Beneath V2.0 [2MB]
EX 62

Attachments to WHBC response to Inspector's Q21 in Matters & Issues (Retail SADM4) 

 

12 February 2018pdf icon EX 62 WHBC response to Inspector's Q21 [2MB]

 

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