Elstree and Borehamwood Common


Legal & General Assurance Society Limited is applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for consent under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006 to carry out restricted works on Elstree and Borehamwood Common (within registered unit CL299). The Planning Inspectorate will decide the application on behalf of the Secretary of State.

The proposed works are:

  • The grubbing-up of two existing access ways and their reinstatement;

  • The creation of one new access way, the reconstruction of one existing access way and the widening and re-construction of one existing access way;

  • The placing of utilities within the sub-soil;

  • The diversion of the Mimmshall Brook and the reinstatement of the existing culvert;

  • Engineering works to Rowley Lane Drain; and

  • Landscaping both of reinstated land and of the area where any new works are carried out.

These works will facilitate the delivery of a proposed film/production studios development. Hertsmere Borough Council has now resolved to grant planning permission for the film/production studios development.   

To read the application documents for common land consent, please click here/below. If you have any problems viewing the documents, please contact Tom Willshaw (tom.willshaw@lichfields.uk, 020 78374477).

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, any representations should, where possible, be sent only by email ON or BEFORE 21 August 2020 to commonlandcasework@planninginspectorate.gov.uk. Alternatively, they can be sent to The Planning Inspectorate, Commons Team, 3A Temple Quay House, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN.

Representations sent to The Planning Inspectorate cannot be treated as confidential. They will be copied to the applicant and possibly to other interested parties. For information about how The Planning Inspectorate processes personal information please see the Common Land Privacy Policy at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/common-landguidance-sheet-13-privacy-policy.