Have your say on the Batchworth Community Council Neighbourhood plan

Batchworth Community Council are preparing a Neighbourhood plan. They are of consulting with the community via 3 focus groups for Rickmansworth and 3 for Moor Park and Eastbury (Design and Heritage, Civic and Employment, Infrastructure).  The overall plan will be taken forward to  a referendum and, if accepted, Three Rivers District Council will be required to take note of it and it would gain additional funds from Developers to aid implementation. 

More information and a map of the Batchworth Neighbourhood plan area can be found at Neighbourhood Plan | Batchworth Community Council (batchworth-ecc.gov.uk) – comments can be added to the Neighbourhood Plan at Batchworth Neighbourhood Plan (commonplace.is) – by end of January 2021.

Help shape the future of Hertfordshire

Help HCC shape how they spend your council tax money – supporting a Green and Fair recovery from COVID and linking environmental justice to social justice.  

Support Hertfordshire in being a Sustainable County – through commenting on the Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy (sustainable-hertfordshire-strategy-2020-2.7mb.pdf)

HCC is asking residents to respond to a survey about climate change and the council’s Sustainable Hertfordshire Strategy.

Working with other FoE and climate action groups in Herts, we’ve produced model answers to most of the consultation questions, which you can use as a basis for your responses (obviously you can also add your own views and suggestions when completing the survey!). Using our template it shouldn’t take long to complete, and you don’t have to answer every question if you don’t want to.

Our document with model answers and links to the strategy and the survey is available here:

Unless the strategy enables people to choose affordable, low-carbon transport and recycling of all waste, and provides cheaper heating bills and space for nature, Hertfordshire will not be playing its part in combating the climate emergency. We don’t believe that this strategy yet demonstrates sufficient ambition or urgency, and its important (particularly in this election year) that as many of us as possible let the council know that we want it to go further.

Ensure Hertfordshire Waste Local Plan ensures no waste is sent to landfill or incineration across the county by 2030

HCC is preparing a new Waste Local Plan (the Plan), this new Plan sets the vision, objectives and spatial strategy for waste planning in Hertfordshire up to 2036. HCC is also preparing a new Waste Facilities Design Guide SPD, which will provide guidance on the design of waste management facilities and assist in meeting the requirements set out in the Plan.