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What is Hemel Garden Communities?

Hemel Garden Communities is an ambitious development programme that will transform Hemel Hempstead and create attractive and sustainable new neighbourhoods and communities to the north and east of Hemel Hempstead, through the delivery of around 11,000 new homes and 10,000 new jobs by 2050.

Our Hemel Garden Communities partners - Dacorum Borough Council, St Albans City and District Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter - are working with The Crown Estate and other key landowners to deliver the HGC programme, which will provide a variety of benefits to Hemel Hempstead. These include:

  • New high-quality homes, of which 40 per cent will be affordable.
  • New neighbourhoods will be set around vibrant local centres, green spaces and play areas, all easily accessed on foot.
  • Sustainable travel such as walking, cycling and public transport will be given priority as we target a greener, healthier environment, which includes open spaces as well as new country and district parks.

Many of the new jobs created will be in Hertfordshire Innovation Quarter, a new business park with a range of facilities including flexible office and industrial spaces, and a variety of amenities to serve the local community.

Introducing sustainable transport choices and links between Maylands, the town centre and Hemel Hempstead train station, plus wider connections to both St Albans City and St Albans Abbey train stations, will achieve better connected and stronger communities.