Neighbourhood Plan

Batchworth Community Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area covered by the two wards within the boundary of Moor Park & Eastbury and Rickmansworth Town WardThe Plan will set out a shared vision for Batchworth over the next 5 years, identifying options to improve the areas and make them even better places to live and work. You will decide what is included in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Thank you to all who responded to the July / August 2021 Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire, providing views and comments on the vision, objectives and ideas presented the  website. The results have been summarised and are being used to prepare the final version of the plan to share with residents in 2022.

View summary of August 2021 questionnaire responses  or Download >>

It is important that this Neighbourhood Plan reflects your ambitions and views. During 2021 we asked for your ideas on important matters to be addressed in the Plan. These were used to prepare a vision for the area, with three ideas on how to deliver each of five draft objectives.

View and download the Objectives posters »

The five draft objectives that have been drafted to frame policies in the plan are:

  1. To enhance the richness and experience of green and blue spaces in the area
  2. To sensitively respond to the challenges of and future proofing Batchworth against the impacts of climate change
  3. To strengthen community cohesion and inclusiveness by making Batchworth an attractive place for all to live and work in
  4. To promote high quality design in new development that helps build a sense of place, responding to local character and identity.
  5. To improve access and movement for all

For the Neighbourhood Plan to be successfully adopted it is essential that residents and businesses have the opportunity to contribute. We look forward to hearing your views. If you would like to get more involved by joining in discussions with the working group; telling us about any relevant experience that could be beneficial to us; or sending us your written suggestions on any relevant topic then please contact us or telephone 07939 986242.

Steering group meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. The minutes from these meetings, along with other Neighbourhood plan documents, may be viewed on The Council > Meetings, Minutes and Agendas page of this website. Select the Neighbourhood plan folder and sub folder NPSG Minutes, then scroll through, select the minutes document and download to view


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