Please read the Notification from Dacorum Borough Council below and look at  LGPC response. to this     This response has two pages please click on LGPC-Response to Local Plan Consultation 20231211

Dacorum want to hear from You whether you support the planned expansion of housing and its impact.

This notification is provided in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and the Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004.

What is the consultation about?  

Dacorum Borough Council is consulting on the next stage of the Dacorum Local Plan 2024-2040. This focused consultation, called “Revised Strategy for Growth”, responds to key issues raised by communities during late 2020 and early 2021. Once adopted, the new Local Plan will replace the Core Strategy and Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) and the ‘saved’ polices from the 2004 Local Plan.

Other supporting documents and evidence are also available, including a Sustainability Appraisal. The Council is also running a ‘Call for Sites’ as part of this consultation, focused on identifying new public open spaces in the Borough.

When can I comment? 

The Council is inviting comments on the Revised Strategy for Growth, from 12pm on Monday 30 October 2023. Comments must be received before 11:59pm on Monday 11th December 2023.

How do I have my say? 

We would request you submit your comments online via

If this is not possible, you can also respond by post (see address below).The survey can be downloaded and printed from

Please note we will be unable to accept written comments provided without a name and an address. All comments received to this consultation will be made public and cannot be treated anonymously.

Where can I view the consultation?

All information and documents relating to the consultation are available to view on our new consultation portal:

A printable version of the consultation document and the sustainability appraisal is also viewable as a hard copy (during normal opening hours) at:

  • Borough Council offices

Opening times: 

  • The Forum, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN
  • Berkhamsted Civic Centre, HP4 3HB
  • Victoria Hall, Tring, HP23 6AA


  • All public libraries within the Borough

Opening times:

Hard copies of the printable version of the consultation document and the sustainability appraisal will be delivered to all Town and Parish Councils in the Borough to be held as reference copies. 

Where can I speak to officers about the Local Plan? 

You can ask the team questions online at Let’s Talk Dacorum. Officers will also be attending the following public events during the consultation period:

  • Hemel Hempstead Christmas Lights switch-on (Marlowes): Saturday, 18 November 2023
  • Tring Christmas Festival (Victoria Hall): Saturday, 25 November 2023
  • Berkhamsted Festival of Light (Berkhamsted High Street): Sunday, 26 November 2023

Further information 

Please contact the Strategic Planning team if you have any questions or require more information.