After a borough council announced a comprehensive list of sites which could be developed for housing, it is time for you to have your say on where you believe is most appropriate.

A number of locations across Hertsmere have been put forward for new housing and employment as part of the local plan. Hertsmere Borough Council has been set a target of 500 homes a year, but with around 80 per cent of the land in the area green belt, difficult decisions lie ahead with council forced to meet government housing targets.

Nowhere in Hertsmere is safe from development and Borehamwood, Bushey, Potters Bar, and London Colney are just one of a few places that could be built on.

Five exhibitions are set to be held and this is the public’s opportunity to discuss with council representatives any concerns or ideas they may have.

The council is gathering feedback at these exhibitions and online until December 20. Newsletters are also being distributed to households across the borough.

Councillor Harvey Cohen, responsible for planning, said: “These exhibitions provide a key opportunity for the public to come along and find out more.

“With pressure to find land for at least 500 more new homes each year in the borough and land for employment, leisure space, community facilities and other infrastructure, standing still is not an option and we need to plan for the growth that's required through our new Local Plan.

“We won't need to allocate all the sites for development that have been put forward, so we are asking for your help in deciding which are the most appropriate locations."

Visit any of the following five exhibitions between 4pm and 8pm to find out more:

Bushey: St Margaret’s Sports Centre, Merry Hill Road, Bushey WD23 1DT, Wednesday 7 November

Potters Bar: Wyllyotts Centre, Wyllyotts Place, Potters Bar EN6 2HN, Tuesday 13 November

Borehamwood: St Teresa’s Parish Hall, Shenley Road, Borehamwood WD6 1TG, Wednesday 14 November

Shenley: Shenley Primary School, London Road, Shenley WD7 9DX, Wednesday 21 November

Radlett: Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL, Thursday 22 November

Click here to see some of the major sites that have been put forward for development.

Click here to see all the sites that have been put forward for development.

Visit to give feedback online and find out more about the local plan in Hertsmere.