Hundreds of people attended the first of a series of drop-in sessions for the council to explain more about detailed plans for the area.
The first session, held at 96 Shenley Road, the community centre in Borehamwood, was held to show people a detailed plan of development in the area until 2027.
The sessions follows the adoption of Hertsmere Borough Council’s new 15-year planning strategy in January 2013, and contains detailed proposals for individual sites.
Information about a number of potential locations identified for housing development, including an estimated 276 homes on the site of Hertswood Upper School, in Thrift Farm Lane.
Planning officers were also on hand to answer questions about plans for the area and to listen to residents' views.
Cllr Harvey Cohen, portfolio holder for planning and localism, 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, so it's really heartening that the first session was so well attended."
The six-week consultation period ends on April 14
The next event will be held on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at Shenley Village Hall.
Another will be held in the Wyllotts Centre, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, on Thursday, April 3, from 12pm to 8pm.