BRAG has signed up to the ‘One Voice’ alliance, with the express aim to show that different areas of Dacorum and groups/organisations stand firmly together against the Draft Local Plan.   “We the Chiltern Society, Chiltern Countryside Group, Grove Fields Residents Association (GFRA), Berkhamsted Residents Action Group (BRAG), Kings Langley & District Residents Association (KL&DRA), Berkhamsted Citizens and […]

BRAG response to DBC Local Plan Consultation 2021

Find BRAG’s Full Response HERE If you wish to go through the consultation portal section by section (which really you should) , the full response will hopefully help you formulate your response to each section, though you do not have to respond to every section. However, please do use your own words where you can as your […]

CPRE Herts Publish Preliminary Review of DBC Local Plan

CPRE Herts Facebook page ( ) has a lengthy post that provides very useful guidance as to a) the importance of responding to the Local Plan consultation, b) how people can respond c) what arguments residents may like to use in response to the Plan proposals. CPRE Herts preliminary review of DBC Local Plan consultation […]

Map Of “Growth” Sites For Berkhamsted

  “Growth Sites” automatically clear the first Planning hurdle by having outline planning permission automatically granted.!!!!!! Download your copy of the BCA DLP Map, show your neighbours – get them involved in the consultation at (Map courtesy of Berkhamsted Citizens) Petition The Dacorum Draft Local Plan outlines in excess of 20,000 new homes across Dacorum. We would like to defer the Consultation on the Dacorum Draft Local Plan for two reasons: 1. If approval is given on Wednesday 18 November then the Consultation would run for an 8-week period during lockdown and over Christmas which […]

Dacorum Councillors Further to BRAG’s letter dated 9th November, BRAG would like to thank Councillors for taking time to read our letter and especially those who confirmed such in emails. BRAG would like to take the opportunity to respond to all Dacorum Councillors regarding a few points made in some of those replies. It is […]

Letter To Dacorum Councillors

Dacorum Councillors   Draft Local Plan 2020-2038 Consultation Berkhamsted Residents Action Group (BRAG) has detailed knowledge of Berkhamsted and has been pro- actively involved in the planning strategy for the Town for the last 10 years. We were actively involved and worked alongside the Planning team on the preparation and examination of the 2013 approved […]


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:   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: 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: Or see screen shots below


Friday 17 November 2pm – 9pm  Local Plan Public Exhibition Berkhamsted Civic Centre, 161 High Street, Berkhamsted Wednesday 22 November 7.30pm Berkhamsted Town Council Public Meeting Berkhamsted Civic Centre, 161 High Street, Berkhamsted Monday 27 November 8pm BRAG AGM The Court House, Berkhamsted


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 […]


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 –  […]

Core Strategy Adopted

The Corse Strategy has been adopted by Council 36 votes to 4 with 1 abstention.

Main Modifications to the Pre-Submission Core Strategy – Comments

All comments that have been submitted to Dacorum Borough Council can be found at   BRAG’s submissions can obviously found at the above address but for convenience we reproduce them below:   MM2 – BRAG believes the paragraph can be further strengthened by adding “ only if and when there is a proven need for additional […]



The site is undergoing some repairs after it was hacked yesterday

The clock is ticking and the inquiry has been set for the first two weeks of October.

  Please see video by DEETV and please distribute to all your friends/neighbours:

Say NO to the loss of a 97 acre productive GREENBELT site for ever

GUI claim the “Concept is rooted in the identified needs of the town as articulated by local residents”. NO, it is rooted in GUI’s desire to squeeze the best financial return from their remaining 97 acre holding of PRODUCTIVE green belt land in Berkhamsted. Neither the Dacorum Brorough Council nor Berkhamsted Town Council accept that […]

Say NO to 800 new dwellings

Berkhamsted does not need a single development of 800 new homes and a population increase of 13-18% from this one development is unwarranted, while the resulting excessive strain on infrastructure means that both the present and future needs of the town will be compromised. Size combined with location means that this is not a concept […]

Say NO The potential of 1600+ additional cars on roads

…one of the developer’s ‘Visioning Priorities’-‘more emphasis on the use of buses/cycling’ – is deeply flawed. The steep hill from the valley rules out the suggestion that people will walk or cycle in any great numbers. The new houses are likely to generate daily use of 1600+ new cars on local roads that are too […]

Say no to a 13 -18% population explosion in addition to the Core Strategy increase

Berkhamsted does not need a single development of 800 new homes and a population increase of 13-18% from this one development is unwarranted, while the resulting excessive strain on infrastructure means that both the present and future needs of the town will be compromised. Size combined with location means that this is not a concept […]