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Councillor delighted with community engagement

 Published on: 11th December 2018   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

Exhibitions have been held in Radlett to discuss the local plan.

The Local Plan, which the central government has required all councils to prepare, focusses on the future plots for all local areas housing and job development. 

The latest phase of the community engagement has been focussed on potential housing and employment sites that have been put forward by landowners and developers.

Once finalised and adopted in 2021, the plan will outline where in the borough the development will take place. 

With the exhibition receiving 140 Radlett visitors, the Hertsmere Council is delighted with the response from the community.

Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen said: ‘’We have had a really good response from the public so far and this level of engagement will enable us to plan for development on the most appropriate sites in the borough.

‘’It is vital that we get this next stage of the plan correct. Not all sites will need to be allocated and residents’ views will help us to decide which locations are most appropriate.

Across the Hertsmere borough, more than 1,200 people attended the consultation events.

The government is estimating that in the Hertsmere borough, land for at least 500 new homes each year will be needed for the next 15 or more years.

Considering the boost in houses in the borough, land will also be needed to provide for new jobs, leisure space, community facilities and other infrastructure.

The engagement period for the public was due to close at the time RadlettNews was distributed.

To make your comments heard, you can write to the Planning Strategy Team at Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts, WD6 1WA. 

For more information about the process of developing Hertsmere Local Plan and the timescales involved, visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/newlocalplan

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