Consultation on Hertsmere Borough Council's local plan begins on Monday

A council is giving residents the chance to have their say on where and how new homes will be built in Hertsmere.

Hertsmere Borough Council is launching a consultation on Monday on its local plan, which will guide development in the borough until 2027.

As well as determining house building, the documents, including the core strategy, site allocations and development management policies, will decide the fate of the high street and green belt land.

In Elstree and Borehamwood, potential sites including one for 276 homes on the site of Hertswood Upper School in Thrift Farm Lane have been identified.

Woodcock Hill has been proposed as green belt after it was designated as a village green. 

For Radlett and Shenley, Burrell & Co, the former Radlett Fire Station and the adjoining Radlett Service Station and Regency House are allocated for housing. 

A small area of Colney Fields in London Colney, and the former Shenley Hospital housing estate are to be removed from the green belt.    

Cllr Harvey Cohen, who is responsible for planning, said: “These are critical plans on which we want people to give us their views as they will have an impact on people and the communities they live in.

“We have responsibilities to provide adequate land for development, whether that is for retail or for new homes, but we also want to ensure our high streets are supported, that our communities are safe and pleasant places in which to live and work, that areas are protected and that all the needs of our diverse communities are met."

A public drop-in session is being held on March 17 at 96 Shenley Road between 12pm and 8am to allow residents to speak directly to planning officers and give their comments. 

Comments can be submitted  via email to local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk or by post to Site Allocations, Planning Policy, Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood WD6 1WA.

The consultation runs until April 14.

For more information visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/siteallocations

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