I just thought I would bring you up to date with the progress of the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan.
Following the Regulation 16 Consultation in March, Hertsmere Borough Council appointed an independent examiner (well versed in Neighbourhood Plans) Nigel McGurk to review the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan.
As part of his review, Nigel McGurk has decided to call for a public hearing, to which he has invited, Aldenham Parish Council, the RNP Steering Group and Hertsmere Borough Council to attend.
The Public Hearing will take place at 10.00am on Wednesday 16th October at The Radlett Centre (Douglas Hicks Room), Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow the Independent Examiner to hear oral evidence from invited participants to assist with his examination of the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan.
A Neighbourhood Plan Hearing is not the same as a public inquiry or an examination in public for a Local Plan. Rather, it is held at the discretion of the Independent Examiner, who will limit it to the consideration of specific matters that he determines necessary, in line with relevant legal requirements. The Independent Examiner will set out how the Public Hearing will run at the beginning of the day.
The public are invited to attend and such attendance is welcomed. However, questions will only be put to, and participation will be restricted to, invited participants, which in this case, will comprise representatives of Aldenham Parish Council and Hertsmere Borough Council.
The subject matters to be considered at the Public Hearing are determined by the Independent Examiner. An Agenda will be provided no later than one week before the day of the Hearing.
Chairman, Radlett Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group