A series of five public exhibitions is about to get under way, providing an opportunity for the public to see a range of potential sites for housing and employment that have been put forward for possible inclusion in our new Local Plan.
Until 20 December, we are gathering feedback from the public on the sites that have been put forward by landowners and developers for possible inclusion in the new Local Plan, which is a vital document that will guide development in the borough. The 'drop in' exhibitions, which people from both within and outside the borough are welcome to attend, aim to show the sites that have been put forward and provide more information about the Local Plan process and timescales.
Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Localism, said: “The process of gathering feedback on the range of sites is under way and will continue until 20 December. These exhibitions provide a key opportunity for the public to come along and find out more.
“With pressure to find land for at least 500 more new homes each year in the borough and land for employment, leisure space, community facilities and other infrastructure, standing still is not an option and we need to plan for the growth that's required through our new Local Plan. We won't need to allocate all the sites for development that have been put forward, so we are asking for your help in deciding which are the most appropriate locations."
(You can drop into the exhibitions at any time between 4pm and 8pm)
St Margaret’s Sports Centre, Merry Hill Road, Bushey WD23 1DT Wednesday 7 November
Wyllyotts Centre, Wyllyotts Place, Potters Bar EN6 2HN Tuesday 13 November
St Teresa’s Parish Hall, Shenley Road, Borehamwood WD6 1TG Wednesday 14 November
Shenley Primary School, London Road, Shenley WD7 9DX Wednesday 21 November
Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL Thursday 22 November
Newsletters are also being distributed to every household across the borough and some neighbouring households, such as London Colney, explaining more about the Local Plan process, promoting a series of exhibitions and explaining how residents can give their views.
Our fleet of waste vehicles is also carrying eye-catching adverts promoting the Local Plan and encouraging everyone to get involved.
For more information about the process of developing our new Local Plan, to view the sites that have been put forward, to read an electronic version of the newsletter and to see the timescales involved in drawing up our new Local Plan, visit our New Local Plan page
On that page, you can also watch a video clip of Cllr Dr Harvey Cohen explaining more about the new Local Plan and our engagement process for the 'potential sites for housing and employment' stage. You can see the clip on our YouTube channel
How to give your views:
Take a look at our New Local Plan page where you can give feedback on the potential sites through our online consultation portal between 9am on 25 October and midnight on 20 December.
Write to the Planning Strategy Team, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA.
Posted on Wednesday 31st October 2018