New Local Plan
In this section
New Local Plan
We are preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how we plan for future growth and development in Three Rivers District. This plan will form the blueprint for how we will sustainably develop the district until 2041, including managing needs for housing, jobs and supporting infrastructure – for example, shops, community facilities, transport, open spaces, schools and healthcare.
The new Local Plan will identify possible sites for development and will set out the policies against which we will assess planning applications.
Local Plan Regulation 18 consultation Part 4:
Three Rivers’ Preferred Local Plan Lower Housing Growth Option - Protecting More Green Belt Land
Have your say on the council’s new plan for fewer houses and protecting the green belt. We would like to hear your views on the plan during a six-week consultation, which will run from Friday 27 October to Sunday 10 December 2023.
How to respond
Through the council’s Have Your Say consultation platform at: Haveyoursay.threerivers.gov.uk/local-plan
Or by post to:
Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the council will only consider comments by respondents who provide their name and address.
The consultation period starts on Friday 27 October 2023 and runs for six weeks ending on Sunday 10 December 2023.
- Regulation 18 Part Four Consultation Document (4.92 MB) (PDF)
- Appendix 1 - Sites Not Proposed for Development by TRDC (2.75 MB) (PDF)
- Appendix 2 - South East Area Map (4.49 MB) (PDF)
- Appendix 3 - South West Area Map (4.1MB) (PDF)
- Appendix 4 - North East Area Map (4.08 MB) (PDF)
- Appendix 5 - North West Area Map (3.14 MB) (PDF)
- Sustainability Appraisal Working Note - October 2023 (1.05MB) (PDF)
Local Plan policies
The focus of the current consultation is housing growth, however following the previous rounds of Regulation consultation the council has been updating the policies against which planning applications will be considered in the future. We have taken on board your comments and discussed the updated policies at meetings of the Local Plan Sub-Committee. These policies have not yet been finalised, however if you wish to see the policy updates and what was discussed please down load the document below containing a table with links to the meeting papers and minutes where these policies were discussed.
We conducted a public consultation about the new Local Plan in 2021 with an additional consultation undertaken earlier this year:
We have conducted a variety of studies to help us develop the Local Plan. For more details, see our Evidence Base page.
Local Development Scheme
The Local Development Scheme sets out the timetable for the progress of the Local Plan. The scheme can be viewed here.