Twelve community projects have been drawn up as part of wider plans to help shape the future development of a village.

The Shenley Neighbourhood plan is a document that will affect Shenley and planning application decisions up until at least 2036.

It is a community initiative, involving Shenley Parish Council and more than sixty locals looking at a range of issues like housing, transport, roads, parking, heritage, and local services.

Those who have spent the last few years drawing up the neighbourhood plan say it will shape the design of new developments and landscapes and "help protect the green nature of the village".

The public, which has already been extensively consulted, will have an opportunity this May to have a final say on the neighbourhood plan before it is officially approved.

If approved, the plan will be considered by Hertsmere Borough Council when it makes decisions on planning applications affecting Shenley.

Within the plan is a list of 12 community priority projects, which are considered funding priorities for the parish council.

The plan states community infrastructure levy (CIL) monies, collected from approved developments within the parish, and other funds will be used together with partners to deliver the projects.

The 12 projects listed within the plan are as follows

• a speed reduction scheme in London Road, Black Lion Hill, Porters Park Drive and Radlett Lane including safe pedestrian and cycle friendly junctions and crossings

• making Andrew Close Parade/Gingerbread House gyratory system more pedestrian and cycling friendly for all ages

• making London Road around Shenley Primary School and the White Horse Pub pedestrian friendly for all ages

• carrying out a feasibility study for a regular shuttle bus to local train stations and essential services

• a network of boosters for much improved mobile phone reception until fibre-optic becomes an option

• an exercise nature trail around Shenley along with new routes from London Road to the Spinney to encourage circular walks and runs

• a pond dedicated for use by dogs in the centre of the village

• re-use of sunken tennis court for 5-a-side and other games

• play areas integrated in new or improved village greens

• a playground in Andrew Close for a wide range of ages

• replacement of the old sports pavilion in Harris Lane

• a new parish council office in London Road with public computer and printers lab, flexible co-working space, meetings space, storage and a community café

The Shenley neighbourhood plan can be found on the parish council website.