Shenley Parish Council is currently producing a neighbourhood plan for Shenley. The Shenley Neighbourhood Plan, once finalised, will inform landlords, developers, investors and our planning committee about the characteristics, unique challenges and opportunities across Shenley.

There’s an opportunity for residents and interested parties to comment on the latest draft of the Shenley 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 consultation begins on 29 October and will last for six weeks.

You can view the Shenley plan online. Paper copies will be available from the Civic Offices in Borehamwood and Shenley Parish Council offices.

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

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 Shenley 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.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan please contact the clerk to the parish council on  or  01923 855 865, or visit the Shenley Parish Council website.

For information or help relating to the public engagement period, please contact the Planning Policy Team by emailing

Previous Steps

Neighbourhood area designation

In October 2016 Shenley Parish Council formally applied to Hertsmere Council for the designation of a neighbourhood area covering the Shenley Parish and the part of Shenley Cricket Club which is within Aldenham Parish.

We publicised the parish council’s submission in accordance with Government regulations. We allowed a period of six weeks between 10 November and 22 December 2016 during which interested people were able to make representations. No objections were received, and Hertsmere Borough Council’s Executive approved the designation of the Shenley Neighbourhood Area on 8 February 2017.

The minutes of the meeting will be made available on the council Executive meetings web page in due course.