Local Plan

Three Rivers District Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out a vision and policy framework for the future levels of growth within the district up until 2038.

Local Plan Regulation 18 Additional Sites for Potential Allocation Consultation

The consultation on the Local Plan Regulation 18 Additional Sites for Potential Allocation documents is running from 9am on 27 January 2023 to 5pm on 10 March 2023. Read more.

You can respond in the following ways:

By email to:

By post to: Planning Policy, Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL



Chorleywood House Estate Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) 2023-2028 

Hertfordshire County Council's Countryside Management Service is currently working with Three Rivers District Council to develop a new Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Chorleywood House Estate. Core aspirations of the plan include: 

  • Continuing to improve wildlife habitats, particularly the important areas of grassland and woodland.
  • Conserving historic features of the site and interpreting these for visitors. 

We are currently inviting comments on a draft version of the plan from stakeholders and the local community. The draft of the new GAP can be viewed here The period of engagement will run until Monday 12th June. To comment on the draft Chorleywood House Estate Greenspace Action Plan 2023-28, contact Michael Poole using the email address


Bishop’s Wood and Batchworth Heath Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) 2023-2028 Public Consultation

 We are developing a new Greenspace Action Plan (GAP) for Bishop’s Wood and Batchworth Heath. Core aspirations of the plan include:

  • Continuing to improve woodland habitats, supported by a five-year Countryside Stewardship grant scheme, and securing further grant funding to support our work.
  • Developing and implementing a grazing project to restore an area of historic wood pasture.
  • Establishing ownership of White Hill Wood, between Bishop’s Wood and Batchworth Heath, and bringing this area into positive management.

We are currently inviting comments on a draft version of the plan from stakeholders and the local community. The period of engagement will run until Monday 29th May. To comment on the draft Bishop’s Wood and Batchworth Heath Greenspace Action Plan 2023-28, contact Andrew Taylor:


Tel: 01992 556063

Please view the GAP Document

Consultation results

The results of previous consultations

Byelaws consultation

Parking consultations and surveys

You can view details of all open parking consultations and surveys on our Parking Consultations page.


Parks and Open Spaces surveys 

Feedback helps to ensure that the Council works towards providing the quality and facilities expected by visitors.

Click on the relevant link to complete the parks and open spaces surveys on-line or if you would like a printed copy and return envelope, please call the Council on: 01923 776611. 

Surveys include: Leavesden Country ParkAquadromeChorleywood House Estate and Oxhey Woods

Consultations privacy notice

Information the Council collects: The vast majority of consultations are completely anonymous and do not ask for any sensitive personal data (e.g. name, contact details). Under the Data Protection Act and the Generation Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Three Rivers District Council will only collect personal data through consultations if there is a good reason for it and we will always ask for your consent to provide this information.

There are many reasons why we might ask for you to provide personal information. In most cases, this will be because your personal data will help us to analyse the responses to the consultation, which we will use to improve services.

Where we do ask for personal data, the reason will always be clearly specified. We will not use any information to identify or contact you unless this is clearly specified. In the majority of cases you will be able to opt-out of sharing your personal information.

Sharing information

The Council will not share or sell any details you provide with third parties. However, your data may be shared with:

  • other service areas within Three Rivers District Council where this information will help with developing and improving services
  • organisations who are contracted to carry out a service on behalf of Three Rivers District Council.

Storing data

The Council will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary. The maximum time we will hold your personal information for is 5 years. This means that after 5 years, all personal information we hold will be permanently destroyed.If you wish to revoke your consent for any personal information you have provided in a consultation, please email, advising on which consultation you answered and the approximate date of your response. For further information contact: Three Rivers District Council, Northway, WD3 1RL.

The Information Commissioner is the UK's independent body responsible for ensuring compliance with the Data Protection Act. If you would like to know more about your rights under the Data Protection law, and what you should expect from us, visit the Information Commissioner’s website. If you have any concerns regarding the Council’s privacy practices or about exercising your Data Protection rights, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office:  

  • Email - (please include your telephone number)
  • Telephone - 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (if you prefer to use a national rate number)
  • Fax - 01625 545 510
  • Writing to - The Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.