1500 new homes for Ware

What do you think about the quality and pace of housing development in Ware?

Re: 1500 new homes for Ware

Postby jbond » Wed 06 Dec 2017 7:50 am

The Inspector has issued "ED167 Inspector's post hearings note to Council on East Herts District Plan [52kb]"
https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3233 ... t_Plan.pdf

So this is the next part of the story according to the Inspector.

Draft Timetable
This may be subject to change depending on circumstances
* Draft Main Modifications - submitted to me by mid – December 2017
* Consultation on Main Modifications – February - March 2018
* Likely date of my report to the Council – end of April 2018

Word has it that EHDC will be submitting Main Modifications to her by 15 Dec.
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Re: 1500 new homes for Ware

Postby Scottman » Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:38 am

Any sight of those proposed modifications?
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Re: 1500 new homes for Ware

Postby jbond » Wed 27 Dec 2017 8:45 am

At the end of the hearings, it looked like EHDC would drip feed modifications to the Inspector.

Her announcement 29th Nov ED167 https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/media/3233 ... t_Plan.pdf suggested EHDC mods would get to her by Mid Dec. Then public consultation Feb-March. The public consultation is probably when we get to see them. It's possible that they'll be published as a briefing paper a few days before that.

The announcement of the joint hearings over East Welwyn for Jan 30 (https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/examinationdocuments ED168 onwards) meant the full set of mods would slip to maybe 2 weeks after that. So the whole process is now roughly a month behind schedule. So finished set of mods to the inspector mid Feb. Which means public consult in March-April. And then the Inspector's report to EHDC would be End May. Which means adoption of the plan in June at the earliest.

Always assuming this process just carries an rolling through all the hoops. My feeling is that she is recommending scaling back all the plans because the numbers are just too big and have too many other implications. But that even if it's 15,000 homes instead of 20,000 homes (or whatever), the broad bulk of the plan will stand. What that means for Ware, I don't know. Maybe the Green belt will get released but they'll only build on a small part of it by 2025 by which time the political landscape might have changed completely.
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Re: 1500 new homes for Ware

Postby The Masked Woler » Sun 14 Jan 2018 6:58 pm

These plans have been under discussion for years, I find it depressing that residents take so little interest in what happens around Ware that they have only now woken up.
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