Statement on Bovingdon traffic issues

Following on from reports of recent increased traffic congestion in and around the Bovingdon area, partners - including Dacorum Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council Highways and Hertfordshire Police - have adopted a multi-agency approach to seek to address residents' concerns.

As part of initial actions to address contributing factors, our planning enforcement team has issued a breach of condition notice on the operators of Bovingdon Market. This relates to the use of the Chesham Road entrance and exit only for customers of the market. Due to legislative constraints, this notice takes effect from 2 January 2020. Additionally, a Community Protection Warning has been issued, which outlines what measures the market operators are expected to implement to address a number of parking and littering issues in the immediate area.

Partners have already had a number of meetings with the market operators and work continues to encourage engagement with relevant statutory agencies to improve the situation.

Inspector Scott from Hertfordshire Police says: “We appreciate that traffic and parking issues can be a great source of stress to residents, so I would like to reassure them that we are dedicated to working closely with our partners to alleviate this issue in Bovingdon through a multi-agency approach.”