Consultation is now open on the Hertsmere Local Plan. 


Read the new Local Plan 2024 Consultation Document (PDF 9.56mb).

View an interactive map showing proposed sites for housing and employment development.

The Local Plan sets out our ambitions for green, sustainable growth to ensure Hertsmere continues to thrive economically. It also details how and where new homes, jobs and essential investment can be delivered, along with required infrastructure like schools, health facilities and sustainable transport.

We'd like to hear from all our stakeholders including residents, businesses, community groups, landowners, housebuilders and statutory bodies. At this stage of the preparation of our new Local Plan, we want to ensure that we understand the views, aspirations and concerns of all groups, building on the extensive public consultation we have already undertaken.



How to respond

You can respond in one of four ways:

  1. For the general public, please respond through our new consultation and engagement hub (text responses only, no login required). We encourage responses through the consultation platform. It is easy to use, and registration is not required. Using the platform ensures all comments are safely received.
  2. For any consultees needing to upload additional documents or technical submissions please use the Objective consultation platform. (Please note this is aimed primarily at statutory consultees, developers and landowners and requires an account. It is open for anyone who wishes to include documents or images alongside comments).
  3. By post to:
    Planning Policy, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices,
    Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1WA
  4. By email to

Consultation dates

Consultation starts: 9am on Wednesday 3 April 2024
Consultation ends: midday on Wednesday 29 May 2024

Copies of the Local Plan, along with the Interim Sustainability Appraisal and comment forms, are available at the following locations during the consultation period:

Location Address
Civic Offices Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA
Oakmere Library High Street, Potters Bar, EN6 5BZ
Wyllyotts Theatre 1 Wyllyotts Place, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN
Radlett Centre 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL
Bushey Library Sparrows Herne, Bushey, WD23 1FA
Bushey Museum Rudolph Road, Bushey, WD23 3HW
Shenley Parish Council The Hub, London Road, Shenley, WD7 9BS
96 Shenley Road/Borehamwood Library 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1EB
Community Hub 5 Leeming Road, Borehamwood, WD6 4EB
Colney Heath Parish Council Highfield Park Visitor Centre, Hill End Lane, St Albans, AL4 0RA 
London Colney Parish Council Community Centre, Caledon Road, St Albans AL2 1PU

Engagement Events

A number of engagement events will be held around the borough. These will be informal drop-in sessions where officers will be available to discuss the new Local Plan.

Bushey: Tuesday 16 April 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

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

Shenley: Thursday 18 April 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

Shenley Park Chapel, Porters Park Drive, Shenley, WD7 9EZ

Potters Bar: Wednesday 24 April 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

Wyllyotts Centre, Wyllyotts Close, Potters Bar, EN6 2HN

South Mimms: Thursday 25 April 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

South Mimms Village Hall, Blanche Lane, South Mimms, Potters Bar, EN6 3PD

Radlett: Wednesday 1st May 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL

Elstree Village: Thursday 2nd May 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

Manor Hotel, Barnet Lane, Elstree, WD6 3RE

Borehamwood and Elstree: Tuesday 7th May 2024, 2:30pm - 8pm

Imperial Place, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1JN

More about the New Local Plan

The Local Plan sets out our plan for green, sustainable growth in the borough and to ensure Hertsmere continues to thrive economically until 2040 and beyond.

It details how and where new homes, jobs and essential investment can be delivered, along with schools, health facilities and green sustainable transport measures, and will contain the policies on which the council will base decisions on planning applications.

At an Extraordinary council meeting took place on Wednesday 20 March, councillors agreed to publish the draft Local Plan which focuses on a number of key areas, notably housing and employment site allocations, and the revisions that have been made since the last consultation in 2021. 

We have prepared some Frequently Asked Questions about the Local Plan.

Read the Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)

Read other Supporting Studies that form the evidence base underpinning the Local Plan.

Read our Questions and Answers about the effects of recent changes to the National Planing Policy Framework.

Find out more about past consultation on the new local plan since 2016.

Join the Local Plan mailing list (choose 'Local Plan' under the 'My built environment' section).

New Local Plan Timeline

New Local Plan Timeline (at 20-03-2024)