After several years in the making, the Council’s Local Development Plan covering the next 15 years has at last been published. Drawn up as a result of discussions between the Council, landowners, developers and private planning consultants, local residents have until September 16th to make known their comments and view before the Plan is submitted to Government for final approval next March. Subsequently, there will be examination hearings around July with adoption scheduled by the end of 2017.
Copies of the plan, including maps, are available for inspection at the Council Offices and at Goffs Oak Library or downloadable here.
What has happened so far
- The Council has held ‘roadshow’ presentations for Hoddesdon residents at The Spotlight, on July 28, 2017, and for Cheshunt residents at Wolsey Hall on August 25 2017 .
- A final presentation is scheduled for Goffs Oak residents at the Village Hall on September 7, 2017 at 7pm.
A keen eye will note that Goffs Oak residents have only 9 days to share their views and concerns before the cutoff date of September 16 2017.
The Association strongly protested this situation by a letter sent to the Council and to all Goffs Oak Councillors prior to the Council Cabinet meeting held on July 12, 2017. However, at that meeting, the Association’s concerns were promptly rejected with the argument that Goffs Oak residents could travel to the Hoddesdon and/or Cheshunt presentation.
What needs to happen next
Consider the proposed plans carefully and make every effort to attend the Goffs Oak presentation. Can’t make it? Share your views with the Community Association and we’ll relay them to you.