Our Parish – Our Future – We voted YES!

Dear Resident

We would like to thank everyone who voted in the Referendum and everyone who contributed to the Neighbourhood Plan during its production. We’re pleased to tell you that the outcome was positive with 128 (91%) voting for the Neighbourhood Plan and 13 (9%) voting against it.

This means that the Neighbourhood Plan will be formally made by NHDC in a few weeks’ time and will be used by planning officers when determining every planning application for the parish until 2031.

Kind regards – Di, Fay, Jane, Liz, Margaret, Rae and Wal
The Steering Group

Our Neighbourhood Plan

The plan can be viewed by following this link:

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 – 2031

The Examiner’s report can be viewed by following this link:

19.11.05 – Preston Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan – Examiner’s Report Final

Also available are:

Copies of the Questionnaires, Survey Results, Regulation 14 Draft Plan, First and Second Regulation 16 Submission Versions are also available further down this page.

Survey and Results

The response in general, the volume and quality of information you have written has greatly exceeded expectations. The survey results were presented at a meeting on Sunday 30th April, held at Princess Helena College. Printed copies of the “Questionnaire Results” report from our market researchers were provided (one per household attending) at the meeting and then copies delivered to the remaining households in the parish.

Electronic copies of the Presentation from the Survey Results Meeting (complete with Questions and Answers,) the Survey Results Report and the questionnaires are available to download. These are all available as PDF files – please use the links on this page.

Meeting Presentation (including Questions and Answers) and Survey Results Report

Our Parish - Our Future - Our Say - "We Love Preston"

Preston Parish for the Under 10’s

As part of the survey, we also asked the under 10’s to draw and/or write what they like about living in Preston – their work seems to sum up that it is the rural setting and things you can enjoy in it, that we all say we like. Follow this link to the Portfolio Page to see larger copies.

First Review Draft of the

Vision and Objectives

The first draft of the Vision and Objectives were made available to review and comment on at Drop In Sessions on 5th and 7th October and via the website. An electronic copy of that version is available via this link

Vision and Objective Drop In Session

The Neighbourhood Plan Consultation (Regulation 14)

We received responses from both residents and consultees (organisations with an interest in or responsibility for our parish). Your comments were analysed and shaped the final revisions of the plan.

You can view or download a copy of the Regulation 14 draft of the Plan following this link …

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan – draft version for the Regulation 14 Consultation

There are a number of additional documents that are part of the statutory Neigbourhood Plan process. You can find the full set of Regulation 14 drafts of these documents by following these links:

Draft Consultation Statement (Regulation 14) – January 2018

Basic Conditions Statement (Regulation 14) – January 2018

Preston Neighbourhood Plan SEA Screening – January 2018

The First Formal Public Consultation (Regulation 16) in 2018

All the Regulation 16 comments received by NHDC are on their website via this link .

Further information, copies of the First Submission Version of the Neighbourhood Plan and associated documents can be found on the North Herts District Council website by following this link
www.north-herts.gov.uk/approved-neighbourhood-areas-preston

You can view or download a copy of the First Submission Version of the Plan following this link …

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 – 2031
Submission Version 2018

There are two additional documents that are part of the statutory Neigbourhood Plan process, which are also available using these links …

Basic Conditions Statement
Submission Version 2018

Consultation Statement
Submission Version 2018

If you have any questions about the Neigbourhood Plan please use the Contact the Steering Group form.

The Second Formal Public Consultation (Regulation 16) in 2019

Further information and copies of the plan, with associated documents, can be found on the North Herts District Council website by following this link www.north-herts.gov.uk/approved-neighbourhood-areas-preston

Representations made as part of the consultation can be found on the North Herts District Council Consultation Portal by following this link north-herts.jdi-consult.net/localplan/readdoc.php?docid=19

You can also view or download a copy of the Second Submission Version of the Plan from this website by following this link …

Preston Parish Neighbourhood Plan 2018 – 2031
Second Submission Version 2019

There are two additional documents that are part of the statutory Neigbourhood Plan process, which are also available using these links …

Basic Conditions Statement
Second Submission Version 2019

Consultation Statement
Second Submission Version 2019