Future Public Meetings

Next Public Meeting


Public Meeting on 31st January 2024 at Katherine Warington School 8pm start, doors open from 7.30pm - How the Local Plan will affect Harpenden. To book a ticket (free) click here.

A review of the importance of the Local Plan

Consultation responses to the SADC Draft Local Plan closed in late September with more than 1,200 people attending exhibitions held across the District and more than 1,800 people giving their views in a questionnaire and more than 1,000 completed a survey. A mix from residents, business and local organisations in the District.

During the last 2 months the Council’s spatial planning team have started collating all the data and interpreting the various views and requests into a semblance of order. This complex task is just the beginning of what will be several more months of work taking into account a number of important current Government policies together with potential changes following the Election in 2024. These policies will affect the key decisions on Housing provision; Green Belt erosion; Traffic and all modes of travel; Environmental pressure. Plus the necessary consultations with adjacent Councils.

The Harpenden Society have invited Cllr Paul de Kort  to report on the progress being made to date and explain the issues involved in developing SADC’s Local Plan for the next 17 years.He will conclude with provisional dates on which we can expect to learn more including the publication of the finalised Draft Local Plan which will be available for further public consultation.


The meeting will be held at Katherine Warington School starting 8pm. (Doors open 7.30pm)  Demand for seats will be high so please book on the link here.