Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan

Bovingdon Parish Council is creating a neighbourhood plan to influence the way its area grows and develops into the future.

Referendum and adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan

On 16 April 2024 a decision was made by Dacorum Borough Council to proceed to referendum with the Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan.

On 13 June 2024 a referendum was held on the Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan. Those living within Bovingdon parish were asked to vote on the question: “Do you want Dacorum Borough Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Bovingdon Parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” The results were as follows:

Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan referendum results
Answer to questionNumber of votes
Those in favour of Yes669
Those in favour of No68
Turnout 20.43 per cent

As a majority of those residents who participated voted "Yes", we can now proceed to formally adopt (‘make’) the Neighbourhood Plan. Our intention is to adopt the Plan on 17 July 2024.

Referendum documents

You can view the specified documents for the referendum below:

Please note: Some of these PDF documents may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email

Examination of the Neighbourhood Plan

Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan has been through an independent examination. We received the Examiner's final report on 21 March 2024 (see below). The Examiner has concluded that, subject to modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions and can proceed to referendum. We have now issued the decision statement for the plan (dated 16 April 2024), setting out that we, and the Parish Council, accept all of the main modifications set out in the Examiner's report.

The full decision statement, Examiner’s report and clarification questions and responses are available to view below:

Draft Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan 2020-2038 Consultation

Submission of the Neighbourhood Plan represents the stage where the Bovingdon steering group effectively hands over the baton for the neighbourhood development plan to us.

A consultation on the draft Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan - with reference to the 'basic conditions' that the Neighbourhood Plan needs to meet - was held between 29 September and 12 November 2023. Thank you to everyone who gave their views.

Following the responses of the consultation, the draft Bovingdon Neighbourhood Plan, Basic Conditions and Consultation Statements that formed their formal submission were issued to the appointed Independent Examiner for his consideration. The Basic Conditions and Consultation Statements, Screening Statement and community feedback can be found below.

How we use your data

All personal data included in consultation responses will be held securely by us and Examiner in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Comments submitted by individuals will be published on our website alongside their name. No other contact details will be published. Comments submitted by businesses or organisations will be published in full, including contact details. Further information on how we store personal data is provided in our  Strategic Planning and Regeneration privacy policy (PDF 138KB).

More information

Further information on the process is available on our Neighbourhood Planning page. If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please call 01442 228000 and ask for "Neighbourhood Planning" or email

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