Dacorum Local Plan

What is the new Dacorum Local Plan?

The new Dacorum Local Plan is where the big decisions on planning for the future of our communities and the borough will be made. It sets out where new homes will be built and what employment land, new community facilities and infrastructure will be needed – including new schools and transport improvements.

In our next stage in preparing the new Dacorum Local Plan, we are consulting on the Emerging Strategy for Growth (2020-2038). This sets out our preferred approach to accommodating growth across Dacorum, the sites we are proposing and the draft policies that will deliver these and control other development within the borough. Our video explains more:


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.

Dacorum Local Plan Emerging Strategy for Growth (2020-2038) consultation

Consultation on the Emerging Strategy for Growth (2020-2038) is now open and will run until 11.59pm on Sunday 7 February 2021.

Visit the virtual exhibition

Our virtual exhibition is open throughout the consultation. Here you will find our exhibition boards, maps and consultation documents.

Visit the Dacorum Local Plan Virtual Exhibition  to learn more about our plans and proposals and get involved by posting a question in the chat box – we’ll aim to get back to you within three working days. (Please note that any comments made in the ‘leave a message’ function, will not be recorded as a formal response to the consultation.)

How to have your say

We would request you submit your comments online using our consultation portal.


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