Planning policies (strategic planning)

We prepare, monitor and review planning policies for the Borough of Dacorum. The Strategic Planning team aim to regulate the development and use of land, promote quality of life, meet local needs and find a balance between the demand for development and the protection of the environment. 

New Dacorum Local Plan

Current Local Plan


Charges for strategic planning documents

For more information, please see our  Charges for Strategic Planning documents (PDF 382KB).

Have your say in public consultations

Our new online engagement platform, Let's Talk Dacourm, is now live. It will host all our public consultations, including the new Local Plan and planning policy.

To receive updates from the Strategic Planning team, you'll need to register on the Let's Talk Dacorum website. It will only take a few minutes, and once registered you'll be able to take part in all our consultations.

Register now at Let's Talk Dacorum

If you do not have internet access, but still wish to receive planning policy updates, please fill out our  Strategic Planning offline mailing list sign-up form (PDF 314KB). Return your form by post to Strategic Planning, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1DN.

To receive notifications about the next public consultation on the Local Plan, you must return your completed form by Wednesday 25 October 2023.

We previously invited anyone registered on our old database to re-register their details on the new platform. If you did not receive an invitation (either by email or by post) but believe that you should have, please email

Contact us

Telephone: 01442 228000
Address: Dacorum Borough Council, Strategic Planning, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1DN

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