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Planning Policy

Last Modified February 16, 2018

Article 4 Directions - Hertsmere Employment Areas

Find out about changes to local planning regulations of old offices.

Brownfield land register

Brownfield land registers will provide up-to-date and consistent information on sites that local authorities consider to be appropriate for residential development having regard to the criteria set out in regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations 2017.

Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF)

The Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF) is a pool which we have collected from a levy on developers of new homes and other properties for improving local facilities and services. In recent years, the fund has been growing and we're looking at innovative ways the money could be used.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Find out about the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the process, charges in Hertsmere, with links to forms and further information.

Community Right To Bid

Information on Community Right to Bid, which aims to devolve power to local communities.

Consultation on planning policy documents

Read about and comment on new planning policy and planning policy guidance.

Developer Contributions Framework

The purpose of the Developer Contributions Framework is to provide guidance on Hertsmere Borough Council's requirements and approach to the use of both the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and Section 106 (s106) agreements (including the provision of Affordable Housing), known as Planning Obligations.The Framework comprises a suite of documents and other guidance including the Council's charging schedule for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The Framework is intended to primarily be an online resource, with relevant sections updated as and when required, rather than being a single, static 'document'. From 1st December 2014, it will also replace the Council's Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document.

Elstree Aerodrome Safeguarding Zone

Elstree Aerodrome Safeguarding Chart prepared by SLC Associates for the operators of Elstree Aerodrome.


Information about the borough's greenways, where they are and the history of the project.

Gypsy & Traveller information

We have a responsibility to provide adequate sites for use by Gypsies and Travellers.

Neighbourhood Planning

Information and links about neighbourhood planning in Hertsmere

Planning News

The latest news from the Planning Policy Team

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Notice explains how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy. Our Planning Strategy Team is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services.

Radlett Neighbourhood Plan

Details on the progress of the Neighbourhood Plan being prepared by Aldenham Parish Council to cover the urban area of Radlett.

Rights of Way

Information about Rights of Way in Hertsmere

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

The terms 'self-build' and 'custom-build' are used to describe situations where housing is commissioned and/or built by individuals or groups of individuals for their own use either by building the home on their own or working with builders and contractors. As of 1st April 2016 local authorities in England and Wales are required to keep a register and to have regards to when preparing local planning policy and determining planning applications.

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