save BOREHAMWOOD- object to the local plan

Save Borehamwood

Do you know about The Hertsmere draft Local Plan to increase the size of Borehamwood by 20%?

If you don’t you really should, the plan is to:

  • Build 3000 new properties in Borehamwood and put 75% on our precious Greenbelt without any no improvements to our roads or medical facilities
  • Put 8,000 extra vehicles on our roads


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Did you know?

Borehamwood and its surroundings are already too heavily built up. Adding 2770 houses will overburden the town and the area. We cannot accommodate another 800 homes plus a traveller site on Cowley Hill (BE3), on valuable arable green belt land which is farmed for food crops. This land also separates the join up of Borehamwood and Shenley. We cannot accommodate 165 homes on Organ Hall Farm Greenbelt (HEL218) (which separates Borehamwood and Radlett) or 250 homes on Woodcock Hill Greenbelt (site BE6) (separating Borehamwood and Elstree).

The ‘Media Quarter’ is NOT in the interest of the residents in Borehamwood, Shenley, Radlett, or Elstree. It would be three times the size of the Sky studios, using the Greenbelt land, which should NOT at all be used for industrial projects.

    • We would lose an enormous area of green spaces, along with the Hertfordshire’s largest stables home to 200 horses
    • It would provide very few permanent new roles for local people
    • It will cause thousands of extra traffic congesting all the roads which are not being improved at all
    • Industry experts have told us it would cause the demise of Elstree Studios.
    • Recent analyst reports show we are hitting a peak of studios usage and will start to have a surplus of studios again soon. Elstree Studios is owned by the people of Hertsmere and you have no right to try and destroy it with this proposal.
    • The Elstree Screen Arts Academy has never been involved with the Local Plan and does not support a competing media college opening five minutes away from them.


Reasons to Object

Greenbelt loss: The greenbelt was created to prevent urban sprawl by keeping green buffers between settlements. It is the lungs of London

Threat to the natural environment: The destruction of our green areas means a loss of natural habitats and is a threat to wild life

Loss of Farmland: Means a loss of local produce

Climate Crisis:  How will we ever meet our carbon reduction commitments if we concrete over our green fields?

Pollution:  Created by traffic from new homes and development. 

Infrastructure:  Pressure on roads, schools, trains & medical services

Out of date:  Housing demand has actually fallen according to government data

These are just some of the reasons to object to the Plan.

If you want more info, have a look at this document from

You may have your own to add too. Make sure you list them all when you submit an objection. 

Borehamwood is in Danger

Object now before it’s too late!

What can I do?

ACT NOW to object to the Draft Local Plan.

Act Now

Object now and register your views

    Alternative ways to object and have your say.

    And… why not email your local councillors!

    You can copy the text from our email.

    Oliver Dowden MP

    Cllr Morris Bright – Leader of Hertsmere Council

    Cllr Harvey Cohen – Portfolio holder for Planning at Hertsmere Council

    Local Plan Consultation
    Hertsmere Borough Council
    3 Elstree Way
    WD6 9SR