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Hemel Garden Communities

We're working closely with St Albans City and District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and The Crown Estate to deliver a mixed-use residential and commercial development for Hemel Hempstead, known as Hemel Garden Communities.

The proposed Hemel Garden Communities could deliver around 11,000 homes and 10,000 jobs for the area. Environmental credentials and high-quality design principles are at the heart of the Garden Communities vision. The Garden Communities will allow Hemel Hempstead, as a Mark One New Town, the opportunity to further the legacy of creating innovative and sustainable new settlements. The Garden Communities key aim is to integrate existing Hemel Hempstead communities with the new communities. For more information, please see the Hemel Garden Communities Charter below. 

In November 2018, we submitted a bid for funding to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to move the project forward. We were successful in our bid as part of the Government's Garden Communities programme. Read more on our news page.

We look forward to working with local communities to help shape Hemel Hempstead for the future.

The Charter

The Hemel Garden Communities Charter (see below) provides an insight into the principles of the development, which are based on Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) Garden Town Principles and National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). 

 Hemel Garden Communities Charter (PDF 7MB)

More information

You can find out more about Garden Communities on the Town and Country Planning Association website, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government prospectus.

Contact us

If you have any queries about the information on this page, please email us at hemelgardencommunities@dacorum.gov.uk.