Additional Planning Guidance and Advice Notes

Employment and Skills and Paradise Design Code Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) consultations

These consultations (which ran from 28 October to 28 November 2022) are now closed. Thank you to everybody who took part. The responses made to both consultations have now been published on our consultation portal.

We will now consider the responses received and summarise them into consultation reports. These will be published alongside the final version of the SPDs once they have been adopted by the Council in 2023.

For more information please see the relevant section below. If you have any further queries, please email

Employment and Skills Draft SPD

This document is a new tool that will enable us to ring-fence opportunities arising from development to benefit Dacorum’s residents, thereby generating additional social value.

To find out more about the closed consultation, please visit our consultation portal.

View the  Employment and Skills - Draft Supplementary Planning Document (PDF 1MB) 

Paradise Design Code - Draft SPD

This document sets out a framework of design requirements for new development in the Paradise and Wood Lane area of Hemel Hempstead town centre, which is currently allocated for mixed-use development in the Site Allocations DPD (2017).

To find out more about the closed consultation please visit our consultation portal

View the  Paradise Design Code - Draft Supplementary Planning Document (PDF 9MB) and  Paradise Design Code Compliance Checklist (PDF 847KB) 

Additional Planning Guidance and Advice Notes

We've produced a number of supplementary planning guidance documents and advice notes. These guidance documents elaborate on the policies in the adopted Local Plan, either by providing more detail on general matters or for specific land areas. These documents are referred to either as "supplementary planning guidance" (SPG) or "supplementary planning document" (SPD).

Supplementary planning documents are essentially the same as supplementary planning guidance but have been prepared according to the detailed provisions of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and associated Regulations and Advice. Where there is a conflict between their content and that of the adopted Core Strategy, the Core Strategy will take precedence. The guidance documents are listed below:

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Supplementary Planning Documents

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Supplementary Planning Guidance

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Feasibility studies and other strategies