To ensure new developments benefit the Kings Langley community

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What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

Neighbourhood Plans were introduced in the 2011 Localism Act as a way to encourage local people to get more involved in planning their communities. They set out planning policies for the local area, against which planning applications will be considered.

Neighbourhood Plans can also set out where land and buildings that are special to the community can be safeguarded for future generations.

As it is a formal document, the Neighbourhood Plan has to undergo a fairly vigorous process in order to be ‘made’. This includes two rounds of formal consultation with the public, an independent Examination and finally a local referendum.

If it is able to pass all of these stages, it will sit alongside the Dacorum Local Plan and carry equal weight in decisions.


Update December 3rd 2021

Thank you for sending in your comments to us about the draft Neighbourhood Plan. The Steering Group has spent time carefully considering the comments and has updated the document into its Submission Version. This has been submitted to Dacorum Borough Council, who are now running a second formal consultation.  Further information can be found on their website at:


You can also access the plan, its supporting documents using the ‘Plan’ and ‘Plan Documents’ buttons above.


What’s happening now?


Kings Langley Parish Council has submitted its Submission Version Neighbourhood Plan to Dacorum Borough Council.

Dacorum Borough Council is carrying out a final round of consultation on the submitted neighbourhood plan and supporting documents, which runs from Friday 3 December to midnight on Friday 28 January 2022.

How to comment

Comments should be made directly to Dacorum Borough Council by:

  • writing to Strategic Planning, Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1DN
  • completing a comment form (available on request) and posting or emailing it back to us

Next steps

After this consultation period ends, your comments, name, email and postal address will be sent to an independent examiner to consider. The opportunity for further comments at this stage would only be at the specific request of the examiner.  

Most neighbourhood plans are examined without the need for a public hearing. If you think the neighbourhood plan requires a public hearing, you can state this in your comments, but the examiner will make the final decision.

Please clearly state in your comments if you wish to be notified of our decision on whether we formally adopt the neighbourhood plan.

All personal data will be held securely by Dacorum Borough Council and the examiner in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Comments submitted by individuals will be published on the Dacorum Borough Council website alongside their name. No other contact details will be published. Comments submitted by businesses or organisations will be published in full, including contact details. Further information on how Dacorum Borough Council store personal data is provided in our privacy statement.

If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the Dacorum Borough Council Planning Team, please call us on 01442 228660 or email








The Neighbourhood Plan

Vision & Objectives

We have taken the feedback from the Parish Survey that was undertaken at the end of 2019 (archived here) and used this to help put together a draft vision for Kings Langley.

To preserve and enhance what villagers most value about Kings Langley in line with the priorities suggested by the 2019 Parish Plan Survey – its village status, environmental action, greenbelt, proximity to open countryside, canal, woods and common, its thriving high street and strong sense of community.

To deliver this vision, we have developed the following objectives  MORE

At this stage we are entering a process of formal consultation so your input now is very important…”

Who is working on this project?

Kings Langley Parish Council is the formal lead for the Neighbourhood Plan, however, it is important that the project is community led. Therefore, the project is being managed by a Steering Group comprising of local volunteers from Kings Langley.

Click here to find out more about those involved . . .

Got questions?  Like to have some input? Get in touch and let us know…”