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.

You can view the Shenley plan online (PDF 75mb). 


Shenley Parish Council submitted the Shenley Neighbourhood Plan to undergo examination. We appointed Mr John Slater (BA (Hons), DMS, MRTPI) as Independent Examiner of the Neighbourhood Plan.

The Examiner’s questions and other correspondence relating to the examination can be viewed below:

Examiner's report

The Examiner has reviewed the plan's content and issued his report.


Following receipt of the report, we are expecting to take a report to full Council in September

Councillors will be asked to review the modifications proposed by the Examiner and decide whether the amended Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to referendum.

Should Council agree the proposed modifications, we will proceed to publish a Decision Statement under Regulation 19 enabling the proposed modified plan to carry significant weight pending the outcome of any referendum.

The Referendum won’t take place until May 2021 due to constraints arising from the covid-19 public health situation.    

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

Regulation 16 Consultation

The Shenley Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council in October 2019, under Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations. A 6 week public consultation was held between 29 October and 10 December 2019. If you wish to view the consultation, please visit our consultation system.

Neighbourhood area designation

In October 2016 Shenley Parish Council formally applied to us 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 our Executive approved the designation of the Shenley Neighbourhood Area on 8 February 2017.

The minutes of the meeting are available on the council Executive meetings web page.