Neighbourhood planning

The local community can work with Parish and Town Councils to create Neighbourhood Development Plans, and Neighbourhood Development Orders.

The easiest way to get involved in Neighbourhood Planning is through your local Parish Council or Town Council. It is up to the Parish and Town Councils whether they prepare a Neighbourhood Plan.

Setting up a Neighbourhood Forum

In Welwyn Garden City, where there is no town or parish council and the local community can set up a Neighbourhood Forum. This forum may be able to carry out neighbourhood planning.

There are certain procedures that must be followed if you would like to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan or Order.

If you live in Welwyn Garden City and would like to set up a Neighbourhood Forum contact us.

If you are a Parish or Town Council who would like to set up a Neighbourhood Forum contact us.

Neighbourhood Areas designated in Welwyn Hatfield

Welwyn Neighbourhood Area

We have approved a request from Welwyn Parish Council to have their area designated as a Neighbourhood Area. 

Welwyn Parish Council is responsible for the the Neighbourhood Plan and we will advise and assist them. You can view a plan of the Welwyn Neighbourhood Area.

Northaw and Cuffley Neighbourhood area

Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council have a Neighbourhood Area for Northaw and Cuffley.

Visit the Northaw and Cuffley Parish Council website to view their Neighbourhood Plan.


More information about Neighbourhood Planning