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PLAN 2050: South West Herts residents asked for their say on future of area

 Published on: 23rd September 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents across the region of South West Hertfordshire are being asked for their opinions on a new plan for the future of the area.

The South West Hertfordshire 2050 – Realising Our Potential document details a potential vision for how the area will develop from now until 2050 and marks the first formal plan-making stage for the South West Herts Joint Strategic Plan.

The initiative is being supported by all local councils in the area, including Three Rivers District Council, St Albans City and District Council, Dacorum Borough Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Watford Borough Council.

The plan has a particular focus on how to tackle the big issues that will face the region in the coming decades, including climate change and the eventual transition to a zero-carbon way of life.

Chair of the SW Herts member group, councillor Chris White, said: “South West Hertfordshire is a wonderful place to live, work and visit – but we need to think about the future.

“The five local authorities which make up the area, supported by Hertfordshire County Council, have been working on a plan which will address key issues and opportunities for our area until 2050, such as climate change and the transition to zero carbon.

“This document marks the first step towards delivering that plan, and we want to hear from you on the particular issues that matter to you. Every comment matters to us.”

Residents are now being asked their opinion on the plans. These plans can be viewed at, with responses being accepted until 5pm on Friday, November 4. It is also emphasised that this new initiative will not replace Local Plans.

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