Two Waters Masterplan – have your say

Dacorum Borough Council are preparing Masterplan Guidance for Two Waters, the area between Apsley Station, the Plough (Magic) Roundabout and Hemel Hempstead Station.

The guidance will help ensure that development and changes in the area, including housing, business, open space, transport and community services, are planned and designed in the best possible way to ensure we have an attractive, sustainable and balanced town fit for the future. It’s hoped that this Masterplan will initially be developed as a less formal planning statement to help guide planning applications, and then be adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), as part of the review of the new Dacorum Local Plan, expected around 2019.

They’ve already held two rounds of consultation. The findings from these consultations have been used to create the draft Two Waters Masterplan Guidance.

The draft Masterplan Guidance was approved by Cabinet on 27 June and Dacorum Borough Council now want to hear residents’ views. Responses will be considered and incorporated where appropriate and, following any amendments, the final Masterplan Guidance will be presented to Cabinet for approval in October/November this year.

Residents can read the supporting documents and complete the survey at

Paper copies of the consultation documents are available at our DBC offices in Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring, and local libraries during normal opening hours.

The deadline for making comments is midnight on Wednesday 16 August.

Cllr Graham Sutton, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration, said: “In 2015 the Two Waters Strategic Framework was created to help guide and create a clear vision for the area. We have now taken this work a step further to create the draft Two Waters Masterplan Guidance to help guide key development sites within the site area and establish development principles for the wider area. We would like to invite all interested members of the public and stakeholders to comment on the draft Two Waters Masterplan Guidance, which will help shape and refine the guidance.”

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