Current consultations

Find information on the latest consultations to take part in.

Review of Licensing Policy for Public Consultation

We are reviewing our licensing policy in Dacorum and would like to hear from residents and licence holders.

The Policy Statement will have far reaching implications and it is important that businesses, residents and other stakeholders contribute to its content.

Please follow the below link to examine the document and to give your comments.

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Closing date Wednesday 7 October 2020

Draft Dacorum Strategic Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document consultation 

We’ve prepared a Draft Dacorum Strategic Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in order to improve the quality of the design of new homes, estates and employment use buildings in the borough. The Guide sets out a design process and design principles for developers to follow when preparing their plans for new development, and has a separate section on employment use buildings, such as offices and industrial units. The approach aims to create distinctive, attractive and successful places to live and work that are adaptable for the future.

Supplementary Planning Documents add more detail to the policies in the Local Plan. They can be used to provide further guidance for development on specific sites, or on particular issues, such as design. They can be a material consideration in planning decisions.

The three parts of the Draft Dacorum Strategic Design Guide SPD are:

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Please click on the link below to take part in the consultation, which closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 16 August.

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Alternatively, you can download and save the comments form below. Then complete, save and email to

Our offices are currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. A copy of the document can be made available to view on request - please email or call 01442 228660 to make arrangements.

What happens next?

After the consultation has closed, the feedback received will be reviewed and the final Dacorum Strategic Design Guide SPD prepared. Later in 2020 this will be reported to Cabinet and Full Council for approval to adopt.

Once adopted, the Dacorum Strategic Design Guide SPD will provide further detail to the saved design policies of the Core Strategy (2013) and, subsequently, the New Single Local Plan.

Park and Open Spaces Byelaws consultation 

We want to make sure Dacorum’s parks and open spaces remain clean and safe for everyone to enjoy. To ensure better management of our grounds, we've taken the decision to adopt the Government’s Model Byelaws.

As part of this regulatory process, we'd like to consult with people who are likely to be affected by the proposed byelaws and we'd like to hear from you.

The consultation is made up of documents you will need to read. You can then send us your comments by email to The deadline for making comments is Wednesday 30 September 2020.

The documents you will need to read are:

To help you to understand each park and open space to be included in the byelaws, we’ve included a map for each space.

Notice of public footpath diversion order

The effect of this order will be to divert part of Tring Town footpath 48a to allow development to be carried out in accordance with planning permission, granted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. See below for a copy of the full order and accompanying notice:

Any representation about, or objections to, the order can be emailed (using reference DAC/157) to or sent in writing to Carole Young, Countryside and Rights of Way Service, CHN103, Environment and Infrastructure Department, Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford, Hertfordshire SG13 8DN. Please state the grounds on which they are made. The deadline for representations is 24 July 2020.

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Want to give us your views on a range of council issues? Join our online consultation group.

Our email group is designed to be flexible and convenient to you. Once you join, you'll be invited to take part in online consultations. You won’t have to participate in every consultation – only the ones that you feel relevant to you or would like to give us your opinion about.

To join you must be aged 16 or over, live in Dacorum and be able to complete our surveys online.

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