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Consultation on planning policy documents

Last Modified October 18, 2016

We consult the public on a wide variety of new planning policy documents, and welcome your comments on proposed new policy and policy guidance. Details of current and recent consultations can be found on this page.

Our Development Management Team handle all planning applications, and consult the occupiers of properties that immediately neighbour planning application sites. You can view and comment on a planning application on the Development Management Team pages.

To comment on any open consultation or to register your details for future consultations, please write to our Planning Policy Team at our main offices, or email local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk.

Current consultations

Consultation: Draft Revised Planning and Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document - Part D: Guidelines for High Quality Sustainable Development

Consultation dates: 10 October 2016 to Monday 21 November 2016 at 5pm

Consultation status: Open

The Planning and Design Guide is the council’s planning guidance, for securing higher standards of planning and design in Hertsmere across all forms of development.

Find out more and comment on the Draft Revised Planning and Design Guide SPD Part D

Consultation: Draft Revised Radlett District Centre Key Locations Planning Brief Supplementary Planning Document 2016v

Consultation dates: 30 September 2016 to Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm

If you have received an email notifying you of this consultation it may incorrectly state that the consultation ends on 31 October 2016: please note that we will accept responses until 5pm on Monday 14 November 2016.

Consultation status: Open

The Radlett District Centre SPD was first adopted in March 2011. The main role of this document is to set out the known constraints and planning policy contexts for four key locations in the centre of Radlett.

Find out more and comment on the Draft Revised Radlett District Centre SPD.

Past consultations

Consultation: Revised open space and green space SADM policies for consultation

Consultation dates: 22 February 2016 to 21 March 2016 at 5pm

Consultation status: Closed

The Inspector wrote to the council on 29 December 2015 raising a number of queries in respect of policies SADM 35 Major Green Space and SADM36 Local Green Space in the submitted Plan.

The Inspector asked the council to re-consider these policies and to review the sites to which they apply. The council has now undertaken this review and submitted proposed changes to the Inspector.

The council sought views from interested organisations and individuals on the revised policies, the sites to which they are proposed to apply and consequent changes to the supporting text.

The consultation ran from Monday 22 February 2016 until Monday 21 March 2016 at 5pm. Late representations will not be accepted.

Please see the Revised Open Space and Green Space Consultation page for full details.

Consultation: Site Allocations and Development Management (SADM) Policies Plan

for Submission to the Secretary of State (published July 2015)

Consultation dates: 3 August 2015 to 14 September 2015 at 5pm

Consultation status: Closed

Publication of SADM follows the adoption of the council’s Core Strategy in 2013 which set out how future housing and other development needs will be accommodated over the next 15 years. The SADM Policies Plan proposes specific development sites and designations, along with detailed environmental criteria against which future planning applications across the borough will be considered. The SADM Policies Plan has also been approved for interim use in the determination of applications on or after the date of publication of the Plan (31 July 2015).

Publication of the SADM Policies Plan follows a public consultation in 2014 on a draft Plan and a series of changes have been made following careful consideration of the representations made. There will now be a six week period in which comments can be made on the published Plan ahead of a public examination which will be held by an independent Inspector.

Find out more and read SADM and supporting documents.

Consultation: Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Consultation Dates: 8 June 2015 to 6 July 2015 at 5pm

Consultation Status: Closed

This draft SPD was originally published for a six-week period of consultation in 2014 and the further changes take account of representations received during the consultation period, as well as the Ministerial Statements issued in the intervening period.

The council then issued the document for a further period of public consultation in June/July 2015, and the document was then adopted subject to changes arising from the consultation. The adopted SPD will itself be subject to updates as and when appropriate.

View the adopted Affordable Housing SPD.

Consultation: Updates to the List of Locally Important Buildings

Consultation Dates: 14 February 2015 to 14 March 2015

Consultation Status: Closed

Locally listed buildings are important buildings or structures of historical, or architectural, interest to the local community. Although they may not be of sufficient merit statutory listing by English Heritage, they can still have an important role in defining the character and appearance of an area. This list is updated from time to time, and we are now consulting people on the buildings which we are planning to add to and remove from the list.

Find out more and view the revised List of Locally Important Buildings.

Consultation: Draft Appendix to Planning and Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document Part E: Guidelines for Residential Extensions and Alterations

Consultation Dates: 30 October 2014 to 11 December 2014 at 5pm

Consultation Status: Closed

The appendix to the existing SPD sets out additional, more detailed guidance for garage conversions where planning permission is required.

View the adopted Appendix to the SPD.

Consultation: Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document

Consultation Dates: 29 September 2014 to 10 November 2014 at 5pm

Consultation Status: Closed

Find out more and view the Draft Affordable Housing SPD.

Hertsmere Borough Council has prepared a new draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to replace the previous document which was adopted in 2008. The SPD has been approved for public consultation and interim use in the determination of planning applications from 29 September 2014.

The purpose of this SPD is to provide clear policy advice to ensure the delivery of affordable homes in the borough. Since the previous SPD was adopted, there have been significant changes in national and local planning policy, together with changes to the way Affordable Housing is funded and a series of welfare reforms.

Consultation: Draft Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Consultation Dates: March 2014 to 14 April 2014

Consultation Status: Closed

The Site Allocations and Development Management Policies document (SADM for short) will form part of Hertsmere’s new Local Plan, and will therefore be part of the development plan for the borough up to 2027.

The SADM has two main purposes:

(1) to define sites and areas for specific purposes; and

(2) to provide environmental criteria, against which development proposals and planning applications can be judged.

We asked for comments on a draft version of the SADM. Further information and the relevant documents can be found on the SADM webpage.

The SADM will follow the Core Strategy and provides more detail for sites and policy areas (such as the Green Belt and town centres) and more detail to guide development.

Following this consultation the SADM was published and has now been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination. Further information can be found on the SADM Examination page.

Consultation: Draft Revised Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document

Consultation Dates: 9 December 2013 to 20 January 2014

Consultation Status: Closed

A draft revised Parking Standards SPD was published for consultation.

Covering letter

Statement of representations

Consultation statement

The main changes relate to off-street parking requirements for some new residential development, the provision of electric charging points and to reflect recent changes to legislation and other policies, including those set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (2012), Hertsmere Parking Management Strategy (2012) and the Hertsmere Core Strategy (2013). The changes have been made on a ‘track changes’ basis to enable the alterations to be more easily identified.

View the adopted Parking Standards SPD (2014)

Consultation: Neighbourhood Plan Area Boundary - Radlett

Consultation Dates: Wednesday 20 November 2013 and Wednesday 8 January 2014.

Consultation Status: Closed

Aldenham Parish Council has formally submitted an application for the designation of a neighbourhood area for the purposes of Section 61G (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Localism Act 2011.

We publicised Aldenham Parish Council’s submission and asked for views and representations for a period of six weeks.

The application and all relevant information can be found on the Neighbourhood Planning webpage.

For more information about the neighbourhood plan please email the Planning Policy and Transport Team on

local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk or call on 0208 207 2277.

Consultation: Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule

Consultation Dates: From 26 July to 5pm 6 September 2013

Consultation Status: Closed

We published a draft charging schedule for consultation from 26 July 2013 to 6 September 2013. The Charging Schedule was subject to Examination by the Secretary of State, and the council adopted CIL on 1 December 2014.

Read more about the Hertsmere CIL.

Consultation: Draft Bushey Heath High Road Conservation Area Appraisal

Consultation Dates: From 17 June to 5pm 29 July 2013

Consultation Status: Closed

We have undertaken a review of the Bushey Heath High Road Conservation Area. The report recommended the de-designation of the Conservation Area together with some alternative forms of protecting the character of the area.

Consultation: Draft Revised Statement of Community Involvement

Consultation Dates: From 29 May to 5pm 12 July 2013

Consultation Status: Closed

Consultation: Green Spaces and Minor Amenity Land Assessment

Consultation Dates: 19 February to 9 March 2013.
Consultation Status: Closed

High quality green space has a positive impact on the urban environment. Green spaces of different sizes and types provide ‘green lungs’ to an urban area, assisting with nature conservation, biodiversity and improvements to air quality. The assessment looks at these aspects for future planning policy. We invited comments on particular sites identified in the assessment.

Consultation: Planning and Design Guide Part D: Guidelines for Development - draft for public consultation

Consultation Dates: 23 January to 8 March 2013

Consultation Status: Closed


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