New Dacorum Local Plan (to 2040) 

Dacorum Local Plan Revised Strategy for Growth (2024-2040) consultation

We want your feedback on the  Dacorum Local Plan (2024-2040) Revised Strategy for Growth (PDF 4MB). The deadline for making comments is 11.59pm on Monday 11 December 2023.

How to have your say

Visit Let's Talk Dacorum, where you will find all the information on our Revised Strategy for Growth consultation and how to make comments.

Find out more and have your say

You can also submit your responses by post by completing the form below. Send to Strategic Planning, Dacorum Borough Council. The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP1 1DN. Please note: we will not be accepting emails as formal responses to the consultation.   

Hard copies of the documents are available to view at the following locations during normal opening hours:   

You can also find out more in person at the following local events:

  • 18 November 2023 - 11am to 6pm, Hemel Hempstead Christmas Lights Switch-On, Hemel Hempstead town centre
  • 25 November 2023 -3.30pm to 8.30pm, Tring Christmas Festival, Victoria Hall, Tring 
  • 26 November 2023 -3.30pm to 6pm, Berkhamsted Festival of Light, Berkhamsted High Street

Evidence documents

For more details on our evidence and technical studies previously undertaken, please visit our evidence base work for the new single Local Plan.

Accessibility and privacy

Please note: some of our PDF documents may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you require them in a more accessible format, please email and tell us what you need.

Comments received cannot be treated as confidential and will be available to view publicly. However, we will exclude personal contact details and include only your name.

Next steps

Once the consultation has closed, we will consider all feedback and prepare a summary report for spring 2024. A pre-submission version of the Local Plan will then be published in October 2024, for submission by mid 2025. Full details of our timetable for preparing the new Local Plan can be found in our Local Development Scheme.  

New Dacorum Local Plan overview

The new Dacorum Local Plan is where the big decisions on planning for the future of our communities and the borough will be made. A key role of the Local Plan is to establish the amount and location of new development in Dacorum over the next 16 years and to set out our approach to:

  • Identifying where and when development should take place, 
  • Delivering a step change in housing growth, 
  • Supporting the local economy, employment and retail, 
  • Adapting to and mitigating a changing climate, 
  • Promoting high quality design of development,
  • Conserving and enhancing the historic and natural environment, and
  • Enabling the delivery of infrastructure. 

Once adopted, the new Dacorum Local Plan will replace the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (2016), Core Strategy (2013) and ‘saved policies’ from the Dacorum Borough Local Plan (2004). We’re also working with our neighbouring authorities to develop a Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) for the South West Hertfordshire area. This will set out a strategic framework and shared priorities for five local authorities and Hertfordshire County Council, and help us jointly plan for new infrastructure to be delivered alongside new homes and jobs. 

More information

Please contact the Strategic Planning and Regeneration team if you have any questions or require further information:

Telephone: 01442 228000
Address: Strategic Planning and Regeneration Team, Dacorum Borough Council. The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel  Hempstead, Hertfordshire. HP1 1DN

Local Plan flats and houseHelp shape the future of Dacorum by having your say on our revised draft Local Plan. The deadline for making comments is 11.59pm on Monday 11 December 2023. Find out more and give your feedback.   ×