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Welcome to the Neighbourhood plan, here you’ll find the latest news on the Little Hadham neighbourhood plan.


Survey report

Following our call for sites we now have survey report written by Aecom. You can download it from our documents section

What is a neighbourhood plan?

Neighbourhood plan update

The Neighbourhood Plan is progressing slowly but we have almost finished the Character Assessments for the village and the photographs for these now need to be selected. These will be added to the Character Assessments to enhance and identify special properties, views and village assets.

After the call for sites, our Chairman, Cllr. Will Wright has now sent these to an independent company for analysis and he will be receiving their report shortly. Whilst Little Hadham is a category 2 village in the East Herts District Plan and does not need to find any housing sites, preferences for a very small number of housing plots may be written into the Neighbourhood Plan to safeguard important areas of the village.

East Herts Council’s proposed District Plan is currently being inspected by an independent Examiner appointed by the Secretary of State under the National Planning Policy Framework and your Neighbourhood Plan will come under scrutiny when it is completed. There will be a referendum and you, the village, will be able to have your say before it goes before the Examiner.

Neighbourhood plan photo gallery

As part of the Character Assessment for Little Hadham we’ve been taking many photographs of the area. All the images can be seen in the photo gallery

Why A Plan

“A good Neighbourhood Plan can be a foundation for a genuine village wide dialogue about the nature of the village and give people a real chance to have their say about their community.” – Mark Prisk MP

Find out why we need a plan here

Neighbourhood Plan Vision

By 2031, the parish of Little Hadham will still be a rural haven, rich in biodiversity and heritage assets, within easy commuting distance to London and Cambridge rail services, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted Airport.

The by-pass will have been built, which along with other traffic calming measures, will result in;

            – increased tranquillity, cleaner air and a flood risk free area in the environs of the A120;

            – the built up environment around the Ash will be more attractive and safer for all users;

            – pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders will connect safely and easily between the   hamlets using the quiet rural roads.

New housing will have come forward in the parish that meets local needs and is necessary to sustain a mixed and balanced community. All development will have come forward in a sustainable way, reflecting the existing settlement pattern and contributing positively to the rural character of the parish.

Find out more about the consultation that helped form the vision

Affected by aircraft noise?

It is really important to register when planes impact us in Little Hadham as the information is recorded and could make a difference to future flight paths. So if you have noticed aircraft noise getting louder, planes flying lower or more frequent planes flying overhead, please take a minute to register a complaint.

How?  It only takes a couple of minutes to fill in the form at