Following extensive consultations with the community about the sites proposed for development in Redbourn, the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party has now met to consider resident’s feedback alongside the technical assessments and made a decision about which sites we will be proposing for allocation in the draft Neighbourhood Plan.

Out of the original 9 sites, 4 sites have been rejected as being unsustainable and/or not meeting the objectives of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan as effectively as the selected sites:

• Site 1 Greyhound Meadow
• Site 6 South West Redbourn
• Site 8 Between Redding Lane, Lybury Lane and A5
• Site 9 Hemel Hempstead Road.

Of the 5 remaining sites 4 are proposed for allocation in the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for housing-led development:

• Site 2 East of Redbourn
• Site 3 Land North of Blackhorse Lane
• Site 4 Land off Dunstable Road
• Site 5 Bridge Nursery, Dunstable Road

• With Site 7 Gaddesden Lane offering space for business use.

The Neighbourhood Plan Working Party will now focus its efforts on completing the Draft Plan, including looking in more detail about the size and type of housing and community facilities based on feedback from residents and measured against the vision statement and aims and objectives. We hope to achieve a complete first draft of the plan by the end of July. Shortly after that we will commence the formal consultation process where we will be asking for your views on the Draft Neighbourhood Plan.

In the meantime we want to hear any views you may have on whether the sites proposed will meet the objectives of the Neighbourhood Plan. We can be contacted via our website, Facebook or at the Parish Council.

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