Neighbourhood Plan | Update
We are proud to announce that the Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan has passed the scrutiny of the independent examiner, been approved by TRDC and will go out for referendum in May 2021. If approved this will become a legal document in considering all planning applications within the Parish. As the referendum has been delayed due to the COVID regulations, TRDC have agreed to consult with the plan under Material Consideration as part of the planning process. If you have any queries, please contact the Parish Office.
Questions and answers from the Examiner
- Initial Questions from the Examiner – Chorleywood Neigbourhood Plan (pdf)
- FINAL Response to Questions from the Examiner – TRDC & Chorleywood PC (pdf)
- Emailed letter from the Pubic Examiner looking at Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Received 23rd June 2020 (pdf)
- Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Examination Questions of clarification from the Examiner to the Parish Council and TRDC (pdf)
Chorleywood Parish Council Website News Item
Following the Parish Council’s formal submission of its Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) to the Local Planning Authority, the final submission version of the NDP is now subject to consultation. Three Rivers District Council is seeking views on the planning policies contained within the NDP. The consultation will run for a six week period from Monday 17th February 2020 until Monday 30th March 2020. The final submitted documents and information on how to make representations can be found on the Three Rivers District Council website by clicking here.
Update January 2020
Chorleywood Parish Council has now submitted the draft Neighbourhood Plan to Three Rivers District Council for statutory consultation and external examination.
The Parish Council would like to thank the team who worked for four years to produce this document, Vivian Lantree (Chair) Cllrs Steve Watkins and Jackie Worrall, Jon Bishop and Richard Dwyer representing Chorleywood Residents Association, Gareth Hunt representing Friends of Chorleywood Common, Robert Mann and Alan Manson representing local residents.
Copies of the plan and submission documents are available below.
- Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan – Basic Conditions Statement v1.2 (pdf)
- Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan – Statement of Consultation v2.2 (pdf)
- Full DRAFT Chorleywood NDP_29112019 v15.5 (pdf)
If you have any questions please contact the Parish Council.
A Neighbourhood Plan for Chorleywood
Three Rivers District Council are currently consulting on a Call for Sites across the district. A number of sites have been identified within Chorleywood and it is recognised that some development of the area will take place within Chorleywood over the next ten years or so.
The NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN when approved becomes a legal document which can shape the design, density and type of development that takes place.
There is a display in Chorleywood Library and members of the working party will be available to answer your questions on:-
- Saturday 17th November 9am to 12 noon
- Saturday 1st December 9am to 12 noon
Paper copies are available at Chorleywood Library and Chorleywood Parish Office.
Responses can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Chorleywood Parish Council, South Lodge, Rickmansworth Road,
Chorleywood, Herts, WD3 5SL.
We welcome your views – please have your say.
Closing date 21st December 2018
The first draft of the Chorleywood Neighbourhood Development Plan is now published.
Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan
On 5th September 2017 the Parish Council agreed to go ahead with the development of a Neighbourhood Plan. An Advisory Committee has been setup to carry out this work, which will meet regularly to formulate the plan. Details of the agendas and minutes will be listed above. For further information please contact the Parish Office.
What is a Neighbourhood Plan
The Localism Act 2011 gave communities a greater say in the development of their area, including the right for communities to develop a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP).
An NDP is a community-led framework for guiding the future development and growth of an area. It may contain a vision, aims, planning policies, proposals for improving the area or providing new facilities, or allocation of key sites for specific kinds of development. Neighbourhood plans relate to the use and development of land and associated social, economic and environmental issues. It may deal with a wide range of issues (like housing, employment, heritage and transport) or it may focus on one or two issues that are of particular importance in a local area.
All NDPs must meet Basic Conditions  – including: it cannot conflict with Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) Local Development Plan, and we must encourage sustainable development.
An NDP will be subject to examination and referendum and then form part of the Local Development Plan, giving it statutory status once passed.
 The Basic Conditions for Neighbourhood Plans are specified by law:
• must be appropriate having regard to national policy
• must contribute to the achievement of sustainable development
• must be in general conformity with the strategic policies in the development plan for the local area
• must be compatible with human rights requirements
• must be compatible with EU obligations
The Community Plan
A Community Plan for Chorleywood was published in 2015, outlining aspects of Chorleywood living which are important to residents and require enhancing and protection, and also areas needing improvement and promotion.
The Community Plan was a joint initiative with the following local community groups:-
• Chorleywood Business Association • Chorleywood Residents Association • Friends of Chorleywood Common • Neighbourhood Watch • Chorleywood Mums • Chorleywood Parish Council • Loudwater Residents Association • Royal Voluntary Service • Chorleywood Youth Council • Chorleywood Care
Findings within the Community Plan were taken from results of a residents’ survey distributed to a Parish households and are being used by the Parish Council and community partners to frame actions and projects going forward.
The Community Plan was the first step in laying down the foundation for a more structured Neighbourhood Plan.