Town and village leaders asked for Green Belt advice

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A review of Green Belt boundaries has begun ahead of the publication of a core strategy for home-building in Dacorum.

The strategy says that between 2006 and 2031, there should be 8,800 new homes in Hemel Hempstead, 1,180 in Berkhamsted and 480 in Tring.

Green Belt boundaries will now be changed to allow for the properties to be built in areas already identified in the strategy – but also to correct ‘anomalies’. Town and parish councils have been given the opportunity to suggest how this can be achieved.

Berkhamsted town councillor Laurence Handy said: “This is about any tidying-up that needs to be done to the current boundary.”