Cllr Andrew Williams, Leader of the Council, reflects: “Hemel Hempstead’s 70th ‘new town’ anniversary coincides with the start of a new chapter in our history. We’re just completing our Hemel Evolution regeneration of Hemel Hempstead, which has transformed the town centre and taken it to the finals of the Great British High Street Awards 2016.”
“Staying true to our roots, we’re also fulfilling an ambitious £50 million programme to build 300 new homes by 2020.”
In addition to the new builds from Dacorum Borough Council, Hightown Housing Association are committed to build 225 properties in the next five years, at a cost of £45 million, and there are further developments of 357 new homes by Barratt Homes and 325 new properties from Bovis Homes.
“Hightown is the biggest housing association in Dacorum and a major investor in Hemel Hempstead through our new build programme, employing over 200 people in Dacorum. Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors is a great way to promote our town and the borough and demonstrate a long term commitment to make Hemel a dynamic modern place where people want to live, work, exercise and play. ”