Decision details

Award of a consultancy contract to prepare Strategic Sites Design Guidance

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Planning Development & Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This contract supports the preparation of DBC and SADC Local Plan’s and the delivery of strategic sites within Hemel Garden Communities.
The purpose of the Strategic Sites Design Guidance is to develop a framework and Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to ensure strategic sites coming forward through the Local Plan and Hemel Garden Communities achieve a high quality design of new homes, with good architecture, layout and effective landscaping. By adopting the guidance as an SPD it will be material consideration for planning applications and enable Development Management to negotiate with developers to achieve higher standards.
This joint work with SADC will ensure that strategic sites within their local authority area that are adjacent to Hemel Hempstead follow the same guidance and quality design standards criteria to benefit the town as a whole.
DBC has received a Planning Delivery Fund grant of £60,000 to support this work


To award the consultancy contract to prepare Strategic Sites Design Guidance for Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) and St Albans City

Publication date: 08/01/2019

Date of decision: 08/01/2019

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