Consultation on Dacorum Local Plan 2024-2040

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Dacorum Borough Council has issued the following notification 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 today, Monday 30 October 2023. Comments must be received before 11:59 pm on Monday 11 December 2023.

How do I have my say?

You can 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 it is not possible 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 the new consultation portal:

A printable version of the consultation document and the sustainability appraisal is also viewable as a hard copy at:

  • Borough Council offices during normal opening hours:
    • The Forum, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN
    • Berkhamsted Civic Centre, HP4 3HB
    • Victoria Hall, Tring, HP23 6AA
  • All public libraries within the Borough during normal opening hours.

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 via