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Land on Shenley Hill Saved!

Aldenham Parish Council is very pleased to announce that the appeal case by the developer has been dismissed by the Inspector, who said that ‘Green Belt policy seeks to preserve such countryside just as much as land within it that is not surrounded by settlements or built-up areas. If it did not there would be an inevitable incremental nibbling away of Green Belt fringes, which would cumulatively diminish its openness and permanence.’ The Inspector recognised how the developer’s argument of it being just one field with little impact is false, and that by allowing ‘smaller’ developments the Green Belt is eroded away. Aldenham Parish Council would like to thank all those that wrote in with their objections, supported the appeal and spoke in person at the inquiry, especially the representatives from Save Radlett, the Radlett Society & Green Belt Association, Shenley Parish Council and Letchmore Village Trust who helped coordinate the volunteers.

The villages that make up Aldenham are distinct and unique, surrounded by beautiful countryside that it is our honour to freely enjoy, and our responsibility to protect and safeguard for the future. I hope that this judgement shows how committed we all are to this duty.

To view full appeal decision, click here.

Allotment Track

Borras Construction on behalf of Aldenham Parish Council (APC) will be carrying out the following works to the track leading to the allotments from Gills Hill Lane.

  • Remove the existing track surface.
  • Re-instate the track at a lower height with a MOT Type 1 surface.
  • Relocate the entrance gate from its current position to nearer the car park.

This work will commence on Monday 8 January 2024 and the aim to be finished by mid-March 2024.

During this time there will be

  • no vehicular access to the allotments
  • the footpath from Elm Walk to the allotment track and Phillimore Rec will be closed
  • The gate to the side of Radlett Bowls Club land and the gap between the fence on the track near the allotment gate will also be closed.

Access can still be gained to Phillimore Rec by using footpath 47 and using the gate near the children’s play area.

APC apologises for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Invitation to Tender – Café Build

Invitation to Tender for:

Aldenham Parish Council (APC) – Phillimore Recreation Ground Café Build

If you would like to receive the link to download the relevant documents, please email manager@aldenham-pc-gov-uk

Closing Date Extension: the closing date for the return of both postal and electronic tender submissions has been extended to 12 NOON on Monday 29th January 2024

All correspondence relating specifically to this project and for any clarifications should be addressed to the Project Managers, Lockerdell Consulting Limited:

Attention of Rick Locker –

APC Survey

Aldenham Parish Council’s Access For All working party is delighted to be extending a survey in order to determine where efforts and funds are most needed to improve the lives of carers, disabled people and people with age-related conditions in the community.

To complete the survey online please click here

To download the survey please click here

Alternatively, you can pick up a copy at our office located in the Radlett Centre, call us on 01923 856433 or email and we can send a copy to you. Please do let us know if you are having difficulty filling out the survey.

If you are disabled or have a medical condition, are a carer, have someone in your family living with the challenges of disability or age-related issues such as dementia, or want to drive equality in our community for any reason – we would value your time to complete this survey.

Thank you

Application for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)

Aldenham Parish Council (APC) has now been notified of the planning application for the Battery Energy System(BESS), (23/1508/OUT). This will be on the Full Council Agenda on Monday 27 November and the Planning Committee Meeting on Monday 4 December, both of which you are welcome to attend to have your say.

If you wish to make any comments on the application please go to and send a copy of your comments to APC on to help understand residents views. Please note the deadline for comments is 5 December 2023.

Neil Payne

Aldenham Parish Council were saddened to hear this morning that its former Chairman Neil Payne had died the previous day following complications after an operation.

Neil Payne, served Radlett in many ways over a 45 year period before he and his wife moved away from the area. Neil has been very active in local politics over this whole period of time. Many of you may not be aware quite how much he has done locally, so here is a brief summary of some of his positions:

Aldenham Parish Councillor 1991 to 1995 returning in 2008 after retiring from Hertsmere Borough Councillor, and then becoming Chairman of the council between 2013 to 2018.

Member of the Platt Foundation 1991 to 2019.

Hertsmere Borough Councillor 1999 to 2007, and Leader of the Council from 2001 to 2006.

One of the original directors of the Radlett Centre, and Member of the Board of the Radlett Centre Trust 1995 to 2018.

The initial Chairman of the Radlett Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, stepping down when he moved away, but still kept interested in the plan and was very proud when it was finally adopted.

Aldenham Parish Council have sent condolences to Neil’s wife a family.

There will be a memorial service for Neil in Radlett in the New Year, details of which will be posted on the APC website.