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Local Plan

Hertsmere Borough Council Local Plan

Every local authority has to produce a Local Plan which details how and where housing, employment, leisure etc will be located.

The new plan, which will run from 2027 until 2036 is particularly controversial as the Government has set housing targets that every local authority must achieve. Hertsmere believes this is only possible through the use of Green Belt land.

Hertsmere want to build nearly 12,000 houses - based on out of date housing demand figures - of which Bushey is expected to supply land for a total of 2,895. 350 of those houses are planned for Harts Farm and the surrounding fields.

A Draft Local Plan - already delayed by a year - has now been published and is out for public consultation.  It will be considered by a Government Planning Inspectorate next year and will be adopted by Hertsmere after that.