Last Modified February 28, 2014
What is it?
The Site Allocations and Development Management Policies document (SADM for short) will form part of Hertsmere’s new Local Plan, and will therefore be part of the development plan for the borough up to 2027.
The SADM has two main purposes:
(1) to define sites and areas for specific purposes; and
(2) to provide environmental criteria, against which development proposals and planning applications can be judged.
The SADM follows the Core Strategy.. It 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 by the Council in January 2013. This sets out how we will accommodate future housing, economic development needs and community facilities and protect the environment. The Council is 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 appendices are available to download separately due to the file sizes involved:
Appendix A (8 Mb)
This was agreed by the Council’s Executive for public consultation on 15 January 2014 (report to the Executive – Executive report).
The draft SADM is being published to allow for public consultation between Monday 3 March and Monday 14 April 2014.
A leaflet provides a brief overview of the draft SADM and the consultation process.
The SADM itself comprises a written statement and a map, known as a 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 is 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 & Tyttenhangar (6 Mb)
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.
Having your say
(1) Finding out more
Links to all the key information and documents are available on this website page.
Copies of the main documents are also available to read at local libraries across the Borough and at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood and local area offices in Potters Bar and Bushey.
We are also running a series of exhibitions from 17 March to 3 April 2014, where you can ask Council officers’ questions
(2) Giving us your comments
We would welcome your comments on any aspect of the SADM. You may also comment on the Sustainability Appraisal. All comments should be with us no later than Monday 14 April 2014.
Please use the response form provided, and send the completed response to email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can write in with your comments, preferably using one of the response forms, to:
Planning Policy Team, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA
You are asked to relate your comments to individual policies and proposals in the document, and to any omissions. The response form is set out in this way to help.
Although this consultation is not a call for sites as such, we understand that some commenters may wish to suggest a new (or alternative) proposal site.
When you are commenting, please remember that the Council has committed to the amount of development in the Core Strategy and the broad locations for this to take place. The SADM provides much of the detail for how and where this development will take place.
As the SADM may contain issues which you think are controversial, it is important to focus your response on planning matters, so that the Council can take it fully into account. We have produced a guide to ‘valid planning considerations’ to assist.
The Council 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.