Kings Langley Neighbourhood Plan 

Referendum and adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan

On 17 November 2022 a referendum was held on the Kings Langley Neighbourhood Plan, which invited those living within Kings Langley parish to vote on the question: “Do you want Dacorum Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Kings Langley to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The results were as follows:

Votes recorded in the Kings Langley Neighbourhood Referendum
Kings Langley referendum results Number of votes
The total number of ballot papers counted was 915
The number of votes cast in favour of Yes was 842
The number of votes cast in favour of No was 73
Turnout 20.14 per cent

Now that the referendum has been held, with more than half of voters opting in favour of the plan. The next step towards sign-off will be when the plan goes to Cabinet on 13 December 2022, before formal sign-off and adoption at Full Council.

Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan

Kings Langley Neighbourhood Plan has been through an independent examination, with the Examiner's final report (see below) received on 15 August 2022. The Examiner has concluded that, subject to modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and can proceed to referendum. 

On 10 October 2022 we issued the decision statement for the plan, setting out that we, and the parish council, accept all of the main modifications set out in the Examiner’s report. The full decision statement, Examiner’s report and clarification questions and responses are available to view below:

A hard copy of the decision statement is available to view at our offices:

  • Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN

Consultation on draft submission of the Kings Langley Neighbourhood Plan 2020-2038

Submission of the Neighbourhood Plan represents the stage where the Kings Langley steering group effectively hands over the baton for the neighbourhood development plan to us.

We ran an eight-week consultation between 3 December 2021 and 28 January 2022 with reference to the 'basic conditions' that the Neighbourhood Plan needs to meet

Following the responses of the consultation, the draft Kings Langley Neighbourhood Plan, Basic Conditions and Consultation Statements that formed their formal submission (see below) were issued to the appointed Independent Examiner for her consideration.

Personal data

All personal data will be held securely by us and the examiner in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Comments submitted by individuals will be published on our website alongside their name. No other contact details will be published. Comments submitted by businesses or organisations will be published in full, including contact details. Further information on how we store personal data is provided in our  Strategic Planning and Regeneration privacy policy (PDF 555KB).

Background

Kings Langley Parish Council applied to designate its parish area as a neighbourhood area in June 2019. Following a public consultation in October 2019, after considering comments received, we officially designated the neighbourhood area for Kings Langley.

More information

For further information on the neighbourhood planning process, please see our Neighbourhood planning page.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please call us on 01442 228660 or email strategic.planning@dacorum.gov.uk