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Watford Local Plan 2018-2036 Consultation On Proposed Main Modifications To The Submitted Watford Local Plan June 2022

Notice ID: MFN0662638

Notice effective from
10th June 2022 to 10th July 2022

Watford Borough Council

Watford Local Plan 2018-2036 Consultation On Proposed Main Modifications To The Submitted Watford Local Plan June 2022

The Watford Local Plan sets out a growth strategy for the borough that includes detailed planning policies and site allocations for new residential and non-residential development. These policies will inform planning decisions in ways that will positively manage change up to 2036. If adopted by the Council, the Local Plan will replace Watford's Local Plan Part 1 -Core Strategy 2006-31 (2013) and the Watford District Plan 2000. Following the submission of the draft Watford Local Plan to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for Examination in Public on 6 August 2021, the Plan was subject to scrutiny by an independent Planning Inspector at a series of public hearing sessions held in January and February 2022.
As a result of these hearing sessions, the Council has proposed modifications that are considered necessary to make the Plan sound. These form the Schedule of Main Modifications that has been agreed by the Inspector as being satisfactory for consultation. These modifications are proposed without prejudice to the Inspector's final conclusions which will take account of all the representations submitted in response to this consultation. A Schedule of Additional Minor Modifications has been published alongside this consultation. These are mainly minor grammatical, wording or factual corrections and are not considered necessary to make the Plan sound. These are provided for information only and any comments on these will be dealt with internally by the Council and will not be sent to the Inspector. Please note: This consultation is limited to the Schedule of Main Modifications and associated consultation documents. These can be viewed on the Council's Local Plan website (

). It is not an opportunity to comment on other aspects of the submitted Local Plan or re-submit previous representations, as these have already been considered by the Inspector as part of the Examination hearings. This consultation will run for six weeks between Thursday 9 June 2022 and 5pm Thursday 21 July 2022.
Hard copies of the Schedules of Modifications, and the Sustainability Appraisal will be made available at locations across the borough, a full list of which are below.
Venue  Address  Open Days  Opening Hours
Watford Borough Council Offices Watford Town Hall, WD17 3EX  Monday, Friday Wednesday  9:00am-3.00pm 11:00am-5:00pm
North Watford Public Library  St Albans Rd, Watford, WD247RW  Monday-Wednesday Friday Saturday  9:30am-6:00pm 1:00pm-6:00pm 9:30am-4:00pm
Watford Public Library  Hempstead Road, Watford, WD17 3EU  Monday, Wednesday Tuesday, Thursday
Friday (self-service only in morning) Saturday Sunday  9:30am-6:00pm 9:30am-7:00pm 9:30am-6:00pm 9:30am4:00pm 1:00pm-5:00pm

How to respond?

Responses can be provided by:
* Using the online interactive consultation document at

* Sending your response by email to

* Sending your response by post to Planning Policy, Watford Borough Council, Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX

What happens next?
Once the consultation has concluded, any responses will be considered by the Inspector in writing his report recommending if the Plan should be adopted. The Watford Local Plan website will be kept up to date with future progress. Contact Us
For any queries contact the Planning Policy team at:
* Email:

* Phone: 01923 278263

* Post: Planning Policy, Town Hall, Watford, WD17 3EX


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Watford Borough Council

Town Hall , Watford , Hertfordshire , WD17 3EX 01923 226 400


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