The South West Herts Vision

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Over the coming months the Councils are working with the people of South West Hertfordshire to create a vision for the area. This will help develop the Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) and set priorities. There will be plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved in this process. The initial engagement has now closed and we are working on developing the draft vision.

The process to develop the vision will adopt a fresh and innovative approach that challenges current thinking, considers future societal, lifestyle and technical changes, takes into account South West Hertfordshire's unique features, and engages a wide group of stakeholders including residents, businesses and youth.


JSP Vision Objectives


Exploring Future Potential

We want your input as we seek to develop ambitious yet realistic viewpoints on the type of future we might want for South West Hertfordshire. Key to the success of the vision and also the Joint Strategic Plan will be your help. We believe we can only move forward by working together - young people, residents, businesses and other stakeholders in partnership to develop this shared long term vision. The material and activities on this page will help you support us in anticipating the future and encourage you to provide tangible ideas for change and action that might best control and guide the outcomes we want to see.

We hope you share our view of the importance of this work and want to get involved in this exciting opportunity with us. An opportunity to influence and inform how and where we address climate change, provide the right infrastructure at the right time, look at where good growth should be located, grow and support local businesses, educate our young people, develop our future workforce and support our changing communities, ensuring all residents have the chance to benefit from future opportunities.


Time to think differently: Futurologist viewpoints

Hear from some inspiring thinkers as we challenge ourselves to broaden our perspectives, ambitions and potential.

What kind of future for SW Herts? - Sue Riddlestone OBE, CEO Bioregional


A vision for transport in SW Herts - Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor University of Hertfordshire


Thinking differently and bigger - Paul Clarke CBE FREng, Government and Industry Advisor


Over the coming months the Councils are working with the people of South West Hertfordshire to create a vision for the area. This will help develop the Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) and set priorities. There will be plenty of opportunities for residents to get involved in this process. The initial engagement has now closed and we are working on developing the draft vision.

The process to develop the vision will adopt a fresh and innovative approach that challenges current thinking, considers future societal, lifestyle and technical changes, takes into account South West Hertfordshire's unique features, and engages a wide group of stakeholders including residents, businesses and youth.


JSP Vision Objectives


Exploring Future Potential

We want your input as we seek to develop ambitious yet realistic viewpoints on the type of future we might want for South West Hertfordshire. Key to the success of the vision and also the Joint Strategic Plan will be your help. We believe we can only move forward by working together - young people, residents, businesses and other stakeholders in partnership to develop this shared long term vision. The material and activities on this page will help you support us in anticipating the future and encourage you to provide tangible ideas for change and action that might best control and guide the outcomes we want to see.

We hope you share our view of the importance of this work and want to get involved in this exciting opportunity with us. An opportunity to influence and inform how and where we address climate change, provide the right infrastructure at the right time, look at where good growth should be located, grow and support local businesses, educate our young people, develop our future workforce and support our changing communities, ensuring all residents have the chance to benefit from future opportunities.


Time to think differently: Futurologist viewpoints

Hear from some inspiring thinkers as we challenge ourselves to broaden our perspectives, ambitions and potential.

What kind of future for SW Herts? - Sue Riddlestone OBE, CEO Bioregional


A vision for transport in SW Herts - Stephen Joseph, Visiting Professor University of Hertfordshire


Thinking differently and bigger - Paul Clarke CBE FREng, Government and Industry Advisor


The future is in our hands: ideas for change

We want to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead to shape a future that benefits everyone. We also want to determine our own destiny at this crucial point, to harness new opportunities and to be ambitious.  We want to shape a better future and we want it to be shaped by you.

We would like you to consider you are setting your own manifesto for change across SW Herts. What ideas and propositions would you suggest? What would be the benefits of your idea? Who might need to be involved. 

Submit your idea for change. Let's build a bank of ideas for change and see how many we might be able to realise. 


Give your idea a name or tag line.

What is your idea? - Describe your idea, proposal, thought, initiative in a few sentences.

Why is it a good idea? - Tell us why your idea will change South West Herts for the better.

Who would need to be involved? - If you think you know who could help deliver your ideas tell us who you think should lead and or be involved.

Thank you for sharing your idea with us.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    SW Herts Macro Solutions.

    by David, 7 months ago
    Start with district council amalgamation. Join TRDC and Watford. Move ASB from the councils to be controlled by the police. There are economies of scale here that can save the tax payers money. Look at better secondary education facilities and public transport links to schools for TRDC. Provide elderly accommodation to free up houses for young families. Yes build affordable houses on fringe green belt areas, but do not over develop. In other words it is sacrilege to cram 1000 dwellings into a site that realistically can only house 300 for that area. If sensible development takes place then the... Continue reading