The Society is actively supporting Alden-ham Parish Council in shaping the Neighbourhood Plan. Three of the Society’s Committee Members have been co-opted on to the various working groups. These are Housing & Development, Green belt, Transport & Highways, and Amenities. The goal is to produce a set of local policies for Radlett that meet local needs for the future. For example, policies will require applicants and developers to take more account of local housing character. And the Plan will include policies giving us more say over the way our highways serve the community.

Our green belt that surrounds the village needs to be robustly defended and local amenities better shaped for the plan period up to 2030. There’s still much research to be done and analysis of the results. You may have taken part in one of the RNP surveys. When the plan reaches its draft stage, it will be tested by an independent examiner and if satisfactory, put to all residents in a local referendum. The policies voted for will then be ‘law’ and need to be taken into account when, for in-stance, Hertsmere consider future planning applications.

Graham Taylor