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Local Development Scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) confirms our timetable for preparing the new Local Plan and other documents which are, or will form part of, the ‘development plan’ for the area. The LDS is made available publicly and kept up to date to ensure that local communities and interested parties can keep track of our progress in preparing the Local Plan.

Our latest LDS, which was approved on 25 June 2019, sets out our programme for preparing development plan documents up to 2022. It's hoped that the new Local Plan will be adopted in early 2022. The LDS also gives information on the preparation of a new Joint Strategic Plan (JSP), covering South West Herts (Dacorum, St Albans, Three Rivers, Hertsmere and Watford). The timetable for preparing this document has not been yet been determined. However, information will be published here when available.

For more information, please see the  Local Development Scheme 2018-2021 (PDF 678KB)