Last Modified November 15, 2013
Elstree Way Corridor is an area in Borehamwood which is a mix of businesses, commercial units, public sector services and housing.
We are proposing to create an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the Elstree Way Corridor, Borehamwood. An AAP is a Development Plan Document (DPD) that together with the New Local Plan Core Strategy, will form the most important considerations in determining most planning applications in Elstree Way Corridor area.
The preparation of an AAP will put in place planning policies to guide development proposals, along with details of how these proposals will be delivered. It will also be used to make decisions when people apply for planning permission. It will direct investment, give increased certainty to potential investors, build confidence and help us in securing funding and facilitating development.
The Elstree Way Corridor has been identified within the Local Plan Core Strategy as being able to deliver at least 800 residential units, a significant level of housing to meet the needs of the borough. The redevelopment of the Corridor is an opportunity to improve the physical fabric of the area as well as environmental improvements to existing buildings, street and open spaces.
Executive approval was given in December 2012 for the use of the draft AAP for interim development management purposes in the determination of all planning applications registered on or after 13 December 2012. The Executive also endorsed the draft AAP for public consultation, subject to minor amendments.
A period of public consultation on the draft Elstree Way Corridor AAP ran from 7 January 2013 to 18 February 2013. All representations received during this period will be reported to the Council Executive and full Council, and where appropriate amendments made to the draft Plan. A revised Plan will undergo a further period of public consultation prior to a public Examination by a Planning Inspector.
A public meeting took place on 30 October 2013 to enable the council to share information and listen to public opinion on the emerging Area Action Plan. Two separate meetings were held at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood in the evening so that as many people could attend as possible, the first from 5.30pm to 7pm and the second from 8pm to 9.30pm. The meeting was also webcast live so that people could watch at home or at a later date.
Area Action Plan documents:
Elstree Way Corridor AAP
Elstree Way Corridor Public Meeting November 2013 FAQs