Watford Borough Council

Local Plan 

Watford Borough Council has prepared its first draft of the Local Plan, which will set a vision for Watford up to 2036 and guide planning decisions and new development. It will set out key issues such as how many jobs are needed in the town and where housing should go



The Local Plan is vital in making sure we are building the right homes in the right places, helping businesses to grow and thinking about what infrastructure is needed. 


The town is growing and changing, and the new Local Plan will help to make sure it stays a vibrant town for everyone. One of the biggest challenges facing Watford is providing new housing for our growing population. Along with housing, we need to make sure that the right transport and infrastructure is in place. 

New Local Plan

First Draft Local Plan

We have recently consulted on our first draft Local Plan.


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Evidence Base

Full list of evidence base documents that support the Watford Borough Local Plan.

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Residents in Watford


Businesses in Watford


Green Flag Awards 




Town Hall Hempstead Road

Watford WD17 3EX


Tel: 01923 278263 (Planning Policy)


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