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New sites put forward to help Hertsmere grow

Last Modified July 30, 2019
Around 20 new potential sites for housing and employment in Hertsmere have emerged following on from the latest round of consultation on how Hertsmere should develop.

The new sites, which includes land currently used by Radlett Golf Club, to the west of Borehamwood; land south of Rectory Farm, Shenley, and land south of Greyhound Lane in South Mimms, have been added to a long list of locations around the borough put forward through our Call for Sites process and previous consultations. Most of the new sites are being promoted as areas which could be used for homes, while others are being promoted for business and employment premises. Comments are welcome on the new sites by emailing local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk.

Currently, planning officers and councillors are deciding which sites will form part of the borough’s draft Local Plan, due to be published in spring next year. Not all the potential sites will be included in the plan. The next formal consultation will be conducted next year once the draft plan is published.

Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning, said: “I want to thank everyone again who took the time to comment on and engage in the last round of consultation we did towards our work on Hertsmere’s new Local Plan. This plan will help decide how the borough develops and grows over the next 17 years.

“As a result of that consultation, additional sites were put forward, and there will be an opportunity for people to comment formally on these new locations, if we decide that they should form part of the new draft Local Plan.

“In the meantime, the new sites are available to view, as well as all the comments made by site promoters, statutory consultees and other local interest groups, in the latest Planning for Growth document on our website.”

An eight-week consultation on the Potential Sites for Housing and Employment was held at the end of last year. More than 2,100 individuals responded to the consultation and their comments were published earlier this year. This followed two rounds of consultation, including one on our and Options document held in 2017.

An overview of the responses from site promoters, statutory bodies and local interest groups to the latest consultation has been published and is available to view here. It includes a map of all the new sites which have been promoted.

This now concludes the current Call for Sites process. Any further submissions will need to be made during the next consultation period in spring 2020.

Posted on Tuesday 30th July 2019

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