Central Government requires all Councils to prepare a Local Plan, which sets out how new homes and jobs will be provided in each Local Authority area. The process for creating a new Local Plan for Hertsmere began in 2016.

In finding the Local Plan sound, the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State required the Council to undertake an early review of the plan, taking into account an updated assessment of housing need.

Instead of reviewing the Local Plan, Hertsmere Borough Council sought to overhaul the plan entirely and create a new one, resulting in engagement on potential sites for housing and employment before a new Local Plan is developed in the coming months. There was a Call for Employment Sites which closed on 18th March 2021 and the proposals are currently being reviewed.

Endurance Estates are bringing forward a proposal to provide a mix of around 250 much needed new homes in the Borehamwood & Elstree area for a potential new Garden Suburb. Garden Suburbs are envisaged as areas in the current Green Belt adjoining the borough’s main settlements, where planned growth has scope to provide a range of homes together with associated infrastructure.

The location of the site creates an opportunity to develop a sustainably located new Garden Suburb with new private and affordable homes, a GP surgery and a care facility with the potential to include a retirement village close to existing public transport services, facilities and employment areas. This website explains how that opportunity was identified and subsequently what that means in terms of concept and placemaking.

Who We Are

Endurance Estates are a dynamic property company that works closely with landowners, local authorities, stakeholders and local communities to deliver new homes and infrastructure in attractive and sustainable places to both live and work.


Site Location Plan