Preparation of a neighbourhood plan for Radlett

There’s a further opportunity for residents and interested parties to comment on the latest draft of Aldenham Parish Council’s Radlett Neighbourhood Plan before it is submitted for independent examination. During this period of consultation, people will be able to have their say on what sort of development is encouraged, supported and expected in the area.

This period of public engagement period begins on 29 March 2019 and will last for six weeks. The Neighbourhood Plan, once finalised, will inform landlords, developers, investors and the council’s planning committee about the characteristics, unique challenges and opportunities in Radlett.

This latest consultation follows a period of public engagement in November and December last year which brought suggestions and comments, prompting a number of changes to the draft plan. 

To view the plan and add your comments please visit our online consultation portal by 10 May 2019.

You can also read a PDF version of the Radlett Plan online (PDF 33mb). Paper copies of the plan will be available to view at the following locations, between Friday 29 March and Friday 10 May 2019 inclusive:

  • Hertsmere Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA  (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5.15pm and Friday, 9am to 5pm)
  • Aldenham Parish Council, 1st Floor, Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL (Monday to Friday, 10am to 2.30pm)
  • Radlett Library, 1 Aldenham Avenue, Radlett, WD7 8HL (Monday 12.30pm – 6pm, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 10am – 2pm)


All responses received will be forwarded to the independent examiner who will be appointed by the Borough Council in agreement with Aldenham Parish Council.    

The following documents are also available:

Radlett Plan public notice (PDF 303kb)

Radlett Plan SEA Screening Determination August 2018 (PDF 1.05mb)

Radlett Plan Basic Conditions Statement Feb 2018 (pdf 7.30mb)

Radlett Plan Statement of Consultation  (pdf 23.4mb)

Radlett Area Approved Map  (pdf 5.34mb)


Please see the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan website for further information.

What happens next?

The Examiner will review the plan's content and issue a report, which is published by Hertsmere Borough Council. The Council then considers this report and determines whether any modifications are required before it can proceed to a referendum. 

Anybody registered to vote in the area covered by the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan will be entitled to vote. A simple majority of votes (over 50% of those voting) in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan is required in order for the local planning authority to 'make' the neighbourhood plan (bring it into force). At this point it becomes part of the development plan for the area and has to be taken into account in decisions on planning applications.

For information or help relating to the public engagement period, please contact the Planning Strategy Team on

For information about the content or timescales of the neighbourhood plan itself please contact Aldenham Parish Council at or see the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan website.

Previous steps

Previous Consultation

A previous period of consultation was held by Aldenham Parish Council between 17 July 2017 and 30 September 2017.

Further consultation was held by Hertsmere Borough Council on behalf of Aldenham Parish Council between 29 November 2018 and 24 December 2018.

Neighbourhood area

A neighbourhood area is the geographical area that the policies in the neighbourhood plan will apply to. Designating a neighbourhood area is an early step in producing a neighbourhood plan, and formerly indicates the area that the neighbourhood plan will cover.

In 2013 Aldenham Parish Council applied to us to have a neighbourhood area designated covering the urban area of Radlett and its immediate surroundings, and this was approved by Hertsmere.

After approving the area it was noticed that it overlapped the borough boundary, inadvertently covering a small part of the parish of St Stephen which lies within St Albans City and District. St Stephen parish were also producing a neighbourhood plan, and as two plans cannot cover the same area the Radlett plan boundary has now been amended.

We publicised the Parish Council's revised boundary for a period of six weeks (10 November to 22 December 2016) as required by government regulations [1], during which interested people were able to make representations. Following this a revised boundary was designated.


[1] Town and Country Planning, England. The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.