Please note that the Local Plan consultation closed at midday on Wednesday 29 May 2024.


The latest Local Plan consultation period has now closed.  We will now carefully review all submissions received before preparing our draft Local Plan for public examination.

A comprehensive report of the recent consultation undertaken will also be published.  

You can still read the new Local Plan 2024 Consultation Document (PDF 9.56mb) and view an interactive map showing proposed sites for housing and employment development.



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)