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Local Plan 2012-2027: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan

Last Modified September 13, 2018

Adopted SADM Plan

The Site Allocations and Development Management (SADM) Policies Plan was adopted by Full Council on 23 November 2016 following an Examination in Public, so is now being given full weight in the determination of planning applications.

The SADM Policies Plan has three main purposes:

  • to provide environmental and other criteria, against which all development proposals and planning applications can be judged;
  • to define sites and areas. These are shown on a policies map and include the Green Belt, towns and villages, town centres, employment areas, housing sites and open spaces. For site proposals (e.g. housing sites), the plan lists specific planning criteria or constraints to which development proposals should adhere; and
  • to deliver the policies set out in the Hertsmere Core Strategy 2013.


Please read the SADM Plan in conjunction with the other documents in the Local Plan 2012-2027, including the Policies Map.

Adoption Statement

Adoption Statement

Sustainability Appraisal

The Sustainability Appraisal that accompanied the submission draft of the SADM Plan should be read alongside the updated appraisal which considered the Main Modifications to the SADM Plan.

Sustainability Appraisal - Submission Draft SADM (July 2015)

Sustainability Appraisal - Main Modifications to SADM Plan (June 2016)

Important note:

The Hertsmere Local Plan 2003 no longer has effect and is not used in planning decisions. It is still available on the website for information in relation to historic planning applications.

Please note that the current Local Plan for Hertsmere (2012-2027) consists of the following development plan documents:

Hard copies of SADM

Hard copies of the adopted SADM Plan will be made available to view at various locations around the borough, known as deposit points, as soon as possible.

We are currently working on producing hard copy versions, so if you need to see a paper copy please get in touch with us before travelling to any of the deposit points below and we can let you know when we think they will be available, or when to check back with us.

The opening times below were last checked by us in June 2016, so please check the opening times with the particular deposit point before visiting in case they have changed.

Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA

Monday –   Thursday: 9:00 – 17:15

Friday:   9.00: – 17:00

Council Offices, Wyllyotts Centre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN  

9.30am to   2pm on Thursdays

Council Offices, The Bushey Centre, High Street, Bushey, WD23 1TT

9.30am to   2pm on Tuesdays

Aldenham Parish Council, Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL

Monday -   Friday: 10.00-14.30

Shenley Parish Council, The Hub, London Road, Shenley, WD7 9BS

Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 12 noon

Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council

Fairway Hall, Brook Close, Borehamwood, WD6 5BT.

Mon-Fri: 9.00 – 16.00

Borehamwood Library, 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1EB

Monday   & Wednesday: 09.00 - 18.00

Tuesday:   12.00 - 18.00

Thursday:   12.00 - 19.00

Saturday:   09.00 - 16.00

Friday and   Sunday: Closed

Bushey Library, Sparrows Herne, Bushey, WD23 1FA

Monday   & Wednesday: 13.00 - 18.00

Tuesday   & Friday: 10.00 - 18.00

Thursday   & Sunday: Closed

Saturday: 10.00   - 17.00

Oakmere Library, High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5BZ

Monday   & Friday: 13.00 - 18.00

Tuesday   & Thursday: 10.00 - 18.00

Wednesday   & Sunday: Closed

Saturday: 10.00   - 17.00

Radlett Library, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL

Monday: 12.30   - 18.00

Tuesday,   Thursday & Friday: 10.00 - 18.00

Saturday: 10.00   - 14.00

Wednesday   & Sunday: Closed

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