A Neighbourhood Plan is the community’s shared vision for our neighbourhood that will help shape the growth of our local area.

A Neighbourhood Plan allows us to have a say in how many new homes and businesses will be built, where we want them, and what infrastructure and community facilities are provided to support them.

Developing a plan for Hunsdon is complicated because, as residents will be aware, the East Herts District Plan includes a series of “Garden Villages”, mainly in the area of Gilston and Eastwick but partly in the parish of Hunsdon as part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town. Within Hunsdon this is effectively the area just north of the A414 on either side of Church Lane (known as Village 7) but includes Hunsdon Airfield and the woodlands to the north.

Consequently the parish prepared  two separate plans; a joint Neighbourhood Group representing Hunsdon, Eastwick and Gilston produced  the Gilston Area Plan and Hunsdon produced a second,  separate one to  cover the rest of Hunsdon Parish-the Hunsdon Area  Neighbourhood Plan.