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Current consultations

Find information on the latest consultations to take part in.

South West Herts, Your Future poll

SW Herts logoThe six Councils that make up South West Hertfordshire (Dacorum, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire County, St Albans City and District, Three Rivers and Watford) are working together to look at what is important to you to help create great places to live - from better public transport to improved healthcare, from tackling climate change to greater access to education.

We've launched the SW Herts, Your Future poll so that we can hear what you like about your area now, and what you think we should be thinking about as we look to shape the future.  

Take part in our poll now

Great places do not happen by accident. This is your future, and your opportunity to tell us what matters to you. Make sure you spread the word, we want to hear from as many people as possible.

Further information

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  • Why should I get involved?

    We want to hear from you about what you think we should consider as we shape the future of our area.  

    Only five other groups of councils in the UK are working together like this. By considering a larger area, the opportunities for the future are greater.

  • What about Local Plans?

    Each council will still be required to create its own Local Plan. Local Plans will continue to set out the detail of what needs to go where.

    SW Herts, Your Future is about the whole of South West Hertfordshire and will consider the longer term, up to 2050.

  • How can I get involved?

    Complete the polls to let us know what you think. Leave your details if you'd like to get involved in more detail. And spread the word.

    We want to know what’s important to you up to 2050 and what kind of places you want to live and work in. 

Old Civic Centre public consultation event 

On 16 January 2020, between 2.45pm and 6.45pm, we hosted a public consultation (drop-in event) at Hemel Hempstead Library, located within The Forum.

The public event allowed interested stakeholders to view our draft proposals for the redevelopment of the old Civic Centre site, to get feedback and their thoughts.

The site, known as the Civic Zone Regeneration project, looks to:

  • bring forward a mixed tenure development
  • provide new, affordable private sale and private rent housing for the borough
  • reinstate part of the town centre and Marlowes street scene
  • introduce new active frontages to both Marlowes and the Gade that is complementary to the Old Town High Street and the town centre
  • make better use of the site to help enhance and regenerate the wider town.

Our staff and consultants were on hand to explain the proposals outlined on the exhibition boards and to answer any questions.

If you were unable to attend, you can see a copy of the  Civic Zone Regeneration Project exhibition boards (PDF 8MB).

If you have any comments on the proposed redevelopment, please email them to communications@dacorum.gov.uk

Berkhamsted Sports Centre consultation

We're looking into the feasibility of building a new sports centre for Berkhamsted on the current site.  A range of options are being considered as part of this process.

A full public consultation on the proposal will open in spring 2020. Further information regarding the proposal, and how to take part in the consultation, will appear on this page nearer the time.

Have your say

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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