Hemel Garden Communities
Hemel Garden Communities is a collaboration of three authorities: Dacorum Borough Council, St Albans City and District Council and Hertfordshire County Council, supported by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, set up to enable sustainable local growth through new housing and jobs in the area to the north and east of Hemel Hempstead, through the delivery of more than 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs by 2050.
The Garden Communities Programme is part of the Government’s £69 million programme to deliver up to 16,000 homes per year from 2025, creating almost 200,000 jobs and boosting the economy.
The Programme builds on the Government’s plans to level up the country, regenerate underused land and bring forward beautiful new developments. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will put beauty and nature at the heart of new development design, with the introduction of mandatory design codes, which will make sure developers respect styles drawn up and favoured locally - from the layout or materials used, to how it provides green space.
The Hemel Garden Communities programme will create 10,000 new jobs. Many of these will be in Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter, a new business park with a range of facilities including flexible office and industrial spaces, and a variety of amenities to serve the local community. This, along with the creation of sustainable transport choices and improved links between Maylands, the town centre and Hemel Hempstead train station, plus wider connections to both St Albans City and St Albans Abbey train stations, will achieve connected and sustainable communities, both new and existing, for Hemel Hempstead.
For further information, please visit the Hemel Garden Communities website.