Letter To Berkhamsted Councillors On SPEOS Committee

Re: Dacorum Local Plan 2020-2038 Dear Councillors, We are writing to you as a member of the Strategic Planning and Environment OSC in advance of your meeting on 23 September 2020. There are a number of major concerns listed below arising from the draft consultation paper you will be considering under item 6 of your […]

Update To Members

Dear Member, It has been a long time since we have been in touch because there has been nothing to act on – Dacorum haven’t even bothered to properly analyse and respond to the 2017 Options consultation, while they have blatantly ignored any of our responses when formulating the new Draft Local Plan which is […]


St Albans City & District have just closed their consultation on their proposed local plan. In it they propose to expand Hemel Hempstead into their District to the tune of 5500+ new homes (all on Green Belt and representing 44.9% of planned development in their plan), despite the fact that Hemel Hempstead is a Dacorum […]

CPRE Herts Calendar

CPRE Herts Calendar Featuring “South Berkhamsted” for September   For details on how to get your copy go to:   http://www.cpreherts.org.uk/shop-sp-85113922/calendar/item/2522-hertfordshire-countryside-under-threat-2019-calendar   All the land featured in the calendar are Greenbelt sites currently under threat and it is an excellent initiative to highlight the problem across Herts.

What DBC Planning Really Thinks?!!

James Doe is the Assistant Director for Planning, Development and Regeneration at Dacorum Borough Council.   (Full DeeTV article can be found here: http://www.deetv.tv/in-your-area/berkhamsted/#south-berkhamsted-concept) Yes that is correct, you heard right – the man in charge of DBC planning believes that the numbers being proposed in the current consultation are “too much for the town“. At […]

Time Running Out For MP To Speak Up

Five years ago David Gauke spoke out about how inappropriate and damaging the proposed South Berkhamsted Concept development would be. Not only did the MP for South West Hertfordshire make it clear in letters to constituents (see below) but he also appeared on DeeTv with a thoughtful, well reasoned and coherent message. (Full DeeTV article […]

Berkhamsted Under Attack

Sample Text That could Be Sent As E-mail To DBC

For those not wishing to answer questions on DBC’s portal and find the process complicated, BRAG offers sample text that could form the basis of you response highlighting some of the most significant points. Naturally, you should amend and add as you wish and this text is offered simply to help residents formulate their own […]

BRAG’s Full Response to DBC’s Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation

BRAG may make the odd change to its response before deadline (13th December) if it is felt necessary, but to help residents formulate their responses please find below BRAG’s ‘draft’ full response or download in pdf form here: BRAG draft response to Issues Options(27thNov) Question 1            Do you agree with the conclusions reached in the Sustainability […]

Comment On Growth Options

Please remember the Public Meeting at the Civic Centre  tonight (7.30pm) BRAG’s AGM is on Monday 27th November at The Court House (8pm) and BRAG will be publishing its draft response to Dacorum’s New Local Plan Issues & Options Consultation following that meeting. However, in the meantime, I would like to pick up on a […]

Berkhamsted Sites

Download the Berkhamsted sites map and site details here: http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/docs/default-source/strategic-planning/site-options-berkhamsted-maps.pdf?sfvrsn=4 http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/docs/default-source/strategic-planning/site-options-berkhamsted-board.pdf?sfvrsn=4 Or see screen shots below

DBC Local Plan Exhibition Boards

Below are screen shots of the local plan exhibition boards. You can dowload pdf here: dacorum-local-plan-exhibition-boards          


Due to exceptional circumstances we have changed the date of the AGM to Monday November 27th @ 8pm The Court House, Berkhamsted This is due to the very late announcement of a Town Council Public Meeting at the Civic Centre on 22nd November (7.30pm). Clearly it would be wrong for BRAG to go ahead with […]

DBC Cabinet meeting 17th Oct – A Personal Report

On Tuesday night the six councillors who make up the DBC Cabinet duly approved the Local Plan draft consultation documents which will go out for consultation between the 1st November and 13th December. As democratic processes go it was hardly the most uplifting of spectacles. Sure there was a much bigger audience than usual – […]

Local Plan Consultation Document Goes To Cabinet on 17th October 2017 (7.30pm)

The new Local Plan consultation document goes before DBC Cabinet on Tuesday 17th October.   The Plan includes hundreds of acres of Green belt surrounding Berkhamsted including the so called South Berkhamsted Concept on land owned by the hedge fund Patron Capital. Details of the documents being put before Cabinet can be found here.   […]




  BERKHAMSTED RESIDENTS ACTION GROUP     AGENDA FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2016 AT THE COURT HOUSE BERKHAMSTED  AT 8.00 P.M.       Apologies for absence Minutes of AGM dated 30thNovember 2015 Chairman’s report To consider and approve BRAG’s accounts To receive any nominations for […]


AGENDA FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2015 AT THE COURT HOUSE BERKHAMSTED AT 8.00 P.M.   Apologies for absence Minutes of AGM dated 24 thNovember 2014 Chairman’s report To consider and approve BRAG’s accounts To receive any nominations for officers/committee members Election of officers and committee: –  Chairman –  […]