Kings Langley Parish Council has applied to designate its parish area as a neighbourhood area.
This is the first step towards creating a neighbourhood plan for the area.
The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations gives parish or town councils, and neighbourhood forums, the ability to apply for a neighbourhood area to be designated.
Having access to submit a neighbourhood plan allows residents to have a say on things going on in the area and give them the opportunity to shape the future of the village.
In a letter to Dacorum Borough Council, clerk to the parish, Paul Dunham said having a neighbourhood plan will allow the community to have a say on issues in the area.
It read: “A neighbourhood plan for Kings Langley Parish will allow the local community to have a direct say about the issues it faces, identified in a recent parish survey, which include housing and environmental sustainability/pressures on the Green Belt.
“The purpose of a neighbourhood plan will be to help ensure that development makes a positive and beneficial contribution to the wider community, is supported by it, and by improvements to local services and infrastructure.”
A consultation period stared on September 2 and will be open for six weeks, closing on October 18, 2019.
Please note this will not be a consultation on the neighbourhood plan itself, but merely the identification of the area for which the parish council wish to prepare a neighbourhood plan.
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