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To lead, give value & help

  • Contact us: sue@haptc.org.uk 07956 590094
  • For a subscription quote for your council contact sue@haptc.org.uk 07956 590094
  • See calendar for forthcoming events: CiLCA, End of Year Finance for Clerks/RFOs, Neighbourhood Planning, New Cllr, New Clerk, New Cllr, Chairmanship, New Clerk, Finance, New Cllr
  • The HAPTC Chairman is Cllr Bill Pryce from St Stephen Parish Council
  • The HAPTC office is open 08.30am - 12.30pm weekdays
  • The office staff are Carina Helmn, County Officer and Sue Campbell, Council Development Officer
  • To lead, give value and help

Who should attend?

Councillors, Clerks, members of neighbourhood planning committees from your local community and anyone with an interest in neighbourhood planning

Who is presenting?

James Parker, CEO Bishop's Stortford Town Council

What's in it?

This all-day session will provide expert advice and guidance on the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan and give you the essential tools, skills and information you need including


Setting a Vision and Objectives

  • Creating a Neighbourhood Plan Team
  • The 'Basic Conditions' – limitations on your plan
  • Undertaking initial research & consultation
  • Developing and testing a vision and objectives for your plan

Developing the Policies

Building a robust evidence base

Developing, testing and prioritizing policy options, writing effective policies

  • Including site allocations.
  • Keeping the community on board

Successful Examination and Referendum

· Preparing for and undertaking the Pre-Submission Consultation

· Dealing with comments and refining your Plan.

· Preparing your Consultation and Basic Conditions Statements

  • Independent Examination
  • The run up to a Referendum.