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District Local Plan No.2 With Alterations

This page gives information on the 1996 Local Plan which is currently being used for determining planning applications. Work is underway in preparing a new Local Plan to replace the 1996 document.

Saved Policies

Since 1996, the district's planning policies have been contained in the District Local Plan No.2 with Alterations. Under the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, those policies expired on 27 September 2007, except for those which were given permission from the Secretary of State to endure beyond this date. That permission has been granted in respect of 33 of the policies. A reduced version of the written statement to just include those parts which are saved is below.

Saved Local Plan September 2007 (333kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Following the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in March 2012, policies in the Local Plan need to be considered alongside those of the NPPF. Policies which are inconsistent with the NPPF will have less weight applied to them. The Council believes that most policies in the Local Plan remain broadly consistent with the NPPF and therefore still have significant weight in determining applications.  There are four particular policies where the Council has identified an inconsistency between the Local Plan and the NPPF:

  • Policy 6 on development in rural areas beyond the green belt: the NPPF is more permissive of rural businesses being allowed to grow.
  • Policy 25 on the re-use of rural buildings: NPPF effectively contains its own policy on this subject.
  • Policy 26 on housing provision: the overall housing target is no longer relevant.
  • Policy 36 on employment provision: the policy is broadly consistent with the NPPF, with the notable exception that the NPPF allows for the loss of designated employment land where there is no reasonable prospect of the site being used for the allocated employment use.

Interactive Proposals Maps

The proposals maps are available as pdf files below, or we also have interactive proposals maps which allow you to turn layers on the maps on and off and zoom in and out more effectively.

Non-interactive Proposals Maps

SheetTitleDocument
Key DiagramKey DiagramSaved policies Key Diagram (1960kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet ABaldock and Baldock Town CentreSaved policies proposal map A (747kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet BHitchin Saved policies proposal map B (1435kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet B1Hitchin Town CentreSaved policies proposal map B1 (639kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet CLetchworth Garden CitySaved policies proposal map C (1400kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet C1Letchworth Garden City Town CentreSaved policies proposal map C1 (569kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet DRoystonSaved policies proposal map D (639kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet EExcluded Villages -Codicote, Kimpton and KnebworthSaved policies proposal map E (502kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet E1Excluded Villages -Ickleford and Little WymondleySaved policies proposal map E1 (467kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet FSelected Villages - Holwell, Offley, Pirton and WhitwellSaved policies proposal map F (311kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet F1Selected Villages - Ashwell, Barkway, Barley, Sandon and TherfieldSaved policies proposal map F1 (362kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 1Hinxworth area Saved policies proposal map 1 (275kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 2Ashwell areaSaved policies proposal map 2 (361kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 3Therfield Heath areaSaved policies proposal map 3 (581kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 4South east of Royston and Barley areaSaved policies proposal map 4 (466kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 5Radwell and Newnham areaSaved policies proposal map 5 (844kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 6Bygrave and Wallington areaSaved policies proposal map 6 (663kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 7Sandon, Therfield and Kelshall areaSaved policies proposal map 7 (379kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 8Barkway and Reed areaSaved policies proposal map 8 (380kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 9Barley and Nuthampstead areaSaved policies proposal map 9 (419kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 10Pirton, Little Offley and Hexton areaSaved policies proposal map 10 (1095kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 11Holwell and Ickleford areaSaved policies proposal map 11 (824kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 11aHolwell and Ickleford areaSaved policies proposal map 11a (1540kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 12Great Wymondley areaSaved policies proposal map 12 (1846kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 13Weston and Clothall areaSaved policies proposal map 13 (933kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 13aWeston and Clothall areaSaved policies proposal map 13a (869kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 14Rushden areaSaved policies proposal map 14 (382kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 15Lilley, Offley and Cockernhoe areaSaved policies proposal map 15 (1225kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 16Gosmore and Preston areaSaved policies proposal map 16 (954kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 17Little Wymondley and Rush Green areaSaved policies proposal map 17 (1298kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 18Breachwood Green and Kimpton areaSaved policies proposal map 18 (934kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 18aBreachwood Green and Kimpton areaSaved policies proposal map 18a (735kb)a This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 19Codicote and St. Paul's Walden areaSaved policies proposal map 19 (1124kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 19aCodicote and St. Paul's Walden areaSaved policies proposal map 19a (924kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 20Knebworth areaSaved policies proposal map 20 (1117kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 20aKnebworth areaSaved policies proposal map 20a (887kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

April 1996 version

The saved sections of the local plan do not include any of the supporting text or justifications for policies. As such, there are likely to be occasions when the original version from April 1996 is useful for reference. An interactive version of this is available on the Planning Portal.

If you prefer, a non-interactive version is below as a PDF:

District Local Plan No 2 with Alterations (2535kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

SheetTitleDocument
Key DiagramOverview of DistrictDLP2A Key (8930kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet ABaldock and Baldock Town CentreDLP2A Baldock (7254kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet B1Hitchin DLP2A Hitchin (8214kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet B2Hitchin Town CentreDLP2A Hitchin Town Centre (7371kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet C1LetchworthDLP2A Letchworth (8472kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet C2Letchworth Town CentreDLP2A Letchworth Town Centre (6973kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet DRoyston and Royston Town CentreDLP2A Royston (679kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet E1 Excluded Villages -Ickleford and Little WymondleyDLP2A Excluded 1 (6253kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet E2Excluded Villages -Codicote, Kimpton and KnebworthDLP2A Excluded 2 (6776kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet F1Selected Villages - Great Offley, Holwell, Pirton and WhitwellDLP2A Selected 1 (416kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet F2Selected Villages - Ashwell, Barkway, Barley, Sandon and TherfieldDLP2A Selected 2 (545kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 1Hinxworth areaDLP2A sheet 1 (482kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 2Ashwell areaDLP2A sheet 2 (515kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 3Therfield Heath areaDLP2A sheet 3 (270kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 4South east of Royston and Barley areaDLP2A sheet 4 (308kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 5Radwell and Newnham areaDLP2A sheet 5 (314kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 6Bygrave and Wallington areaDLP2A sheet 6 (290kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 7Sandon, Therfield and Kelshall areaDLP2A sheet 7 (279kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 8Barkway and Reed areaDLP2A sheet 8 (280kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 9Barley and Nuthampstead areaDLP2A sheet 9 (285kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 10Pirton, Little Offley and Hexton areaDLP2A sheet 10 (291kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 11Holwell and Ickleford areaDLP2A sheet 11 (353kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 12Great Wymondley areaDLP2A sheet 12 (325kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 13Weston and Clothall areaDLP2A sheet 13 (374kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 14Rushden areaDLP2A sheet 14 (278kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 15Lilley, Offley and Cockernhoe areaDLP2A sheet 15 (319kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 16Gosmore and Preston areaDLP2A sheet 16 (330kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 17Little Wymondley and Rush Green areaDLP2A sheet 17 (352kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 18Breachwood Green and Kimpton areaDLP2A sheet 18 (350kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 19Codicote and St. Paul's Walden areaDLP2A sheet 19 (369kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.
Sheet 20Knebworth areaDLP2A sheet 20 (372kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.