Local Plan and Transport Strategy consultations

Starts 12noon on Thursday 9 November,
closes 5pm Thursday 21 December 2017
At a Cabinet Meeting on Tuesday 31 October 2017, it was agreed that Broxbourne Council’s draft Pre-submission Local Plan would be published for a final public consultation alongside the Transport Strategy and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan. The Local Plan covers the period 2018-2033 and includes proposals to:
  •      Build 7,700 new homes 
  •      Create a net additional 6,000-7,000 new jobs 
  •      Develop a new centre for the Borough at Brookfield, including a cinema, shops, leisure facilities and places to eat and drink
  •      Secure the long-term vitality of the Borough’s existing town centres 
  •      Ensure that the Green Belt doesn’t need to be reviewed again until after the plan period
  •      New business parks west of the A10 at Park Plaza and at Brookfield
The revised Local Plan follows consideration of further technical evidence as well as feedback from the initial Local Plan consultation during summer 2016. Alongside the consultation document a list of changes has been published, together with the Council’s responses to all the issues raised. 
The Local Plan documents can be viewed here, as well as in hard-copy format at the locations indicated below. Subject to feedback, the Council intends to submit these documents to the Planning Inspectorate by 31 March 2018, together with a report on the issues raised through the consultation. Further amendments may arise as a result of the Planning Inspector’s assessment of the submitted Plan.
The Transport Strategy supports the proposals set out in the Local Plan, and contains a package of measures anticipated to cost around £133 million in total, to be funded out of a mix of funding sources including developer contributions and public sector finance. The main proposals include:
  •      New railway stations at Turnford and Park Plaza
  •      Additional capacity on the A10 at Church Lane and College Road, and a major redesign at the Lieutenant Ellis Way junction
  •      Upgrades to Junction 25 of the M25
  •      Speed reductions on the old A10 (A1170 and B176) between Hoddesdon and Waltham Cross, and creation of a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists
  •      New and enhanced bus services, including a new service linking the railway stations
The Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan includes the following proposals:
  •      Investment in approaches to the town centres to make them more attractive, safe and inviting
  •      Network of cycle paths connecting new and existing residential areas with popular destinations
  •      Better promotion of the opportunities and benefits of walking and cycling, including improved signage and wayfinding
The consultation draft Transport Strategy and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan are both available here, as well as in hard copy format at the locations indicated below.
How to respond to the consultations
To respond, members of the public can visit the weblinks provided above, they can email planningpolicy@broxbourne.gov.uk or write to:
Planning Policy Team
Broxbourne Council
Bishops’ College
A full set of all three consultation documents and supporting documents are available in the following locations:
  •      Broxbourne Council Offices, Bishops’ College, Churchgate, Cheshunt, EN8 9XQ
  •      The Laura Trott Leisure Centre and One-Stop Shop, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt, EN8 9AJ
  •      Cheshunt Library, Turners Hill, Hertfordshire, EN8 8LB
  •      Goffs Oak Community Library, Goffs Lane, EN7 5ET
  •      Hoddesdon Library and One-Stop Shop, 98a High Street, Hoddesdon, EN11 8HD
  •      Waltham Cross Library and One-Stop Shop, 123 High Street, Waltham Cross, EN8 7AN