As part of the work to prepare a new local plan for the borough, we need to have a clear understanding of what land may potentially be available for future housing (including Gypsy and Traveller pitches) and economic development sites during the period up to 2038 - the period that the new Local Plan will cover.

New 'Call for Employment Sites' 2021

A new 'Call for Employment Sites' was issued to identify a number of new sites being promoted for economic development, which have not been previously submitted to us for assessment. The identification of such sites will, if included in our Local Plan, help underpin the borough's economic recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Important: The submissions included within the ‘Call for Employment Sites’ are not Hertsmere proposals. Instead they are proposals put forward by site promoters and land owners based on individual representations.

The ‘Call for Employment Sites’ process closed on 18 March 2021.  A summary of the individual submissions received, was taken to member planning panel on 30 March 2021 and the presentation can be found here. (7.19KB) All of the individual site submissions can be found below and any additional supporting technical documents submitted with these responses can be viewed on request.

Further information on this process is provided within the Frequently Asked Questions  document (599kb pdf)

Information we have already received on sites, following our previous Call for Sites, is set out in the latest Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment report published in 2019 (see below). The Council are currently in the process of considering the submissions and will provide an updated assessment of any new sites promoted through the 2021 Call for Employment Sites Process in due course.

'Call for Employment Sites' submissions March 2021

Land North of the Hilton, Borehamwood Questionnaire (173Kb), Map (643Kb), Representations

Land East of Rowley Lane, Borehamwood Questionnaire (164Kb), Map (746Kb), Representations (2.19Mb)

Land South of Rowley Lane, Borehamwood Questionnaire (172Kb), Representations (640Kb), Concept Plan (394Kb), Concept Document (3.17Mb)

Land East of Furzefield Wood, Potters Bar Questionnaire (1.64Mb)

Land South of Barnet Road, Potters Bar Questionnaire (426Kb), Map (131Kb)

Land East of Southgate Road, Potters Bar Questionnaire (425Kb), Map (654Kb)

Land South-East of Junction 24 (M25), Potters Bar Questionnaire (425Kb), Map (235Kb)

Charleston Paddocks, South Mimms Services Questionnaire (173Kb), Concept Plan (522Kb), Representations (522Kb)

Land on the North side of Little Bushey Lane, Bushey Questionnaire (237Kb), Concept Document (2.63Mb)

Land West of Gullimore Farm, Bushey Questionnaire (8.83Mb)

Mercure Hotel, Bushey Questionnaire (228Kb), Representations  (3.94Mb), Concept Plan 1 (3.62Mb), Concept Plan 2 (3.58Mb)

Land between A41 and M1, East of Bushey Questionnaire (1.60Mb)

Bushey Hall Golf Club, Bushey Questionnaire (173Kb), Map (1.15Mb),  Representations (614Kb), Concept Plan Phase 1 (2.60Mb), Concept Plan Phase 2 (2.10Mb)

Land to the West of Hillfield Lane, Patchetts Green Questionnaire (1.03Mb)

Hillfield Farm, Aldenham Questionnaire (1.77Mb)

Elstree Aerodrome, Aldenham Questionnaire (1.64Mb)

Slades Farm, Aldenham Questionnaire (1.70Mb)

Home Farm, Aldenham Questionnaire (3.43Mb)

Rectory Farm, Shenley Questionnaire (174Kb), Representations (147Kb), Concept document (4.37Mb), Concept Plan (307Kb)

Land to the North of Bell Lane, London Colney Questionnaire (236Kb), Representations (1.05mb), Concept Plan (1.03Mb)

Land near Salisbury Hall, London Colney Questionnaire (236Kb), Representations (911Kb), Concept Plan (3.12Mb)

Land off Stag Hill (Hadley on Hill), Potters Bar Questionnaire (1.11Mb), Map  (104Kb)

Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment

The Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) is a technical study prepared to inform our new Local Plan.

IMPORTANT:  the HELAA itself is a technical study and has no policy status; it does not allocate land for development nor affect the decisions we make on individual planning applications. The HELAA and its conclusions do NOT imply that planning permission would be granted on any particular site, or that it would be allocated through the Local Plan.

We consulted on the methodology in summer 2017, and the final version is available here: HELAA Methodology 2017/18 (pdf 678kb)

HELAA Report  2019

This version of the HELAA followed publication of a draft report in 2018 which provided an opportunity for comments to be made prior to finalising the study. A study of those comments and how they have been addressed is set out in the 2019 HELAA Report.

HELAA Report 2019 (4.36MB)


HELAA 2019 site maps - Bushey (22.5MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - Borehamwood and Elstree (28.6MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - Potters Bar (19.6MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - Radlett (14.3MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - Shenley (13.4MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - Elstree Village (6.60MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - South Mimms (11.4MB)

HELAA 2019 site maps - Other Locations (6.12MB)

HELAA Update May 2018

We have published an interactive map showing the sites which have been promoted either through the Call for Sites in 2017 or the Issues and Options consultation in 2017.

The mapping includes links to basic information about the site and to the submitted site plan and questionnaire.

We are treating all submissions in exactly the same way and considering them all against the same criteria, whether they were submitted through the Call for Sites, Issue and Options, or both, and whether or not they have been submitted with a lot of supporting information or with none.