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Site Allocations and Development Management Policies DPD

Last Modified February 12, 2015

What is it?

The Site Allocations and Development Management Policies document (SADM for short) will form part of Hertsmere’s new Local Plan for the borough up to 2027 alongside the Core Strategy 2013.

The SADM policies document has two main purposes:

(1) to define sites and areas for specific purposes; and

(2) to provide environmental criteria which development proposals and planning applications can be judged against.

The SADM provides more detail for sites and policy areas (such as the Green Belt and town centres) and more detail to guide development.

The Core Strategy was adopted in January 2013. This sets out how we will accommodate future housing, economic development needs and community facilities and protect the environment. We are committed to providing 4,000 new homes over 15 years between 2012 and 2027 along with supporting jobs and infrastructure.

The current draft 

We have prepared a draft version of the SADM for public consultation. The document comprises a written statement and a map, known as a Policies Map - a leaflet provides a brief overview of the draft and the consultation process.

The appendices are available to download separately due to the file sizes involved:SADM front cover


This was agreed by the Executive for public consultation on 15 January 2014 (Report to the Executive), and was published to allow for initial public consultation between 3 March and 14 April 2014.

Policies Map

The new Policies Map contains some important changes to the ‘Proposals Map’ in the Local Plan 2003. The changes reflect the recently approved Core Strategy and some of the more significant changes, which have occurred on the ground over the past 10 years. Appendix A in the draft SADM includes larger scale drawings of all key proposals and changes to the map.

The Policies Map comprises of six maps, they provide some guidance as to the areas in which SADM Policies are applied.

A. Radlett, Aldenham, Letchmore Heath, Munden & North Bushey (14 Mb)

B. Bushey, Bushey Heath & Elstree (14 Mb)

C. Shenley, Ridge & South Mimms (11 Mb)

D. Borehamwood (13 Mb)

E. Potters Bar, Bentley Heath & Wrotham Park (11 Mb)

F. Coursers Road & Tyttenhanger (6 Mb)

Map Key

Supporting information

The draft SADM is accompanied by a Report of Consultation, which outlines consultation on matters to be included in the draft; and a Sustainability Appraisal, which assesses the sustainability implications of the sites and boundary changes proposed and the development management criteria in the proposed policies.

The SADM is backed by a significant evidence base – see Local Plan (New) Evidence Base. This supporting information is subject to change and will be updated and added to during the period when we are preparing the SADM.

What happens next?

The Planning Policy team are currently working through all of the representations received as a result of the public consultation earlier in the year. We will carefully consider all comments and decide what changes need to be made to the document before it is re-published and submitted to the Secretary of State for a public examination.

A revised plan together with a summary of the consultation responses will be reported to a meeting of the Full Council in due course. There will be an opportunity for further representations to be made before the plan is subject to a public examination held by an independent planning advisor.

Please email local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk with any queries about this page or the SADM Policies.


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