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Consultation on draft submission of the Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2031

What is this consultation about?

The Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan will create a vision for the area and set planning policies for the development and use of land within Grovehill.

We are supporting this neighbourhood planning project through a Government programme known as Neighbourhood Front Runners. Grovehill Future is one of these areas.

On 13 March 2017, we received the formal submission of the Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan from the Grovehill Future Forum. As part of the next steps of the neighbourhood planning process to progress to Independent Examination, and finally a local referendum (expected later in the year), we have considered this submission and now invite your comments as we formally consult on the Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan (Under Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012).

 Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan consultation notice (PDF 98KB)  

What should comments relate to?

Responses are invited on whether the draft Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2031 and supporting documentation fulfil the 'basic conditions' and other relevant legal requirements, as required by paragraph 8 (1) (a) (2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011). 

If you wish to make a response about the draft Neighbourhood Plan, please specify which of the five 'basic conditions' you are responding on - these are set out in the response form. Responses should set out a justification as to why you consider that the 'basic condition' has not been met, or why you consider that the 'basic condition' has satisfactorily been met.

Your comments will be considered as part of the Independent Examination, expected to take place later this year. If you work, live or have a connection to Grovehill, please complete our comments form and tell anyone else who you think may have an interest.

How to comment

To leave us your comments, please follow the link below. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 28 July 2017.

Comment on the Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan

Alternatively, please complete the  Grovehill Future Neighbourhood Plan 2016-2031 response form (PDF 401KB) and either email to or download, print, fill out and post to us at the following address:

Neighbourhood Planning,
Strategic Planning and Regeneration,
Dacorum Borough Council,
The Forum, 
Hemel Hempstead,

Supporting documents, conditions and statements

The full set of documents can be viewed below. Alternatively, you can view a hard copy by visiting reception at The Forum in Hemel Hempstead.

Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents

Basic condition statement

Consultation statement

More information

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Contact us

Claire Oliveri
Telephone: 01442 228619