Agreement has been reached to seek residents’ views on Hertsmere’s draft Local Plan by undertaking a wide-reaching public engagement exercise.
It was agreed at last night’s full council meeting (Thursday 30 September) that residents should get the chance to have their say on the draft Local Plan during a six-week engagement period which will start on Monday 11 October.
The draft plan sets out how the borough could grow over the next 15 years and beyond, by providing homes for the next generation as well as the infrastructure and jobs needed to support this growth. It outlines how Hertsmere will meet the central government requirements to plan for at least 760 homes per year in the borough until 2038.
It is available to view at www.hertsmerelocalplan.com along with further information, including summaries of what the plan covers, what it could mean for each of the borough’s main areas, an overview of the next steps and frequently asked questions.
You will be able to register your views from Monday 11 October either by completing a short survey or by visiting Hertsmere’s online portal, both of which can be accessed via the website.
There will be a further opportunity to comment on the final plan next year, before it is submitted to the Secretary of State for formal examination.