What is the Hertfordshire Growth Board?

Hertfordshire Growth Board is the way the county is now working together to manage growth. With the Hertfordshire population expected to rise by up to 175,000 by 2031, at least 100,000 new homes and jobs will need to be created over the same period. This brings opportunities and challenges.

Hertfordshire Growth Board is ready to respond. The Growth Board is made up of Hertfordshire’s 10 district and borough councils, Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Together they are committed to working together to deliver an ambitious growth agenda to support a thriving economy, with affordable housing, a sustainable transport network, excellent schools and healthcare facilities.

When was it formed?

Hertfordshire Growth Board was conceived in 2018 as a collective response to managing the scale and pace of growth required over the next decade. In October 2019, all 12 partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding to:

  • raise awareness of their joint working intent to Hertfordshire residents, partners, businesses and central government;
  • commit to continued collaborative place-based working across Hertfordshire;
  • set out the joint working intention between the Partners; and
  • demonstrate how they will work together as equal stakeholders with different roles to manage future growth in Hertfordshire.

Why is it so important?

This marks a significant shift in how the county manages growth. For the first time, all 10 district and borough councils, Hertfordshire County Council and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership have overcome political and geographical boundaries to make collaboration happen and accelerate our recovery from the substantial impact of COVID-19 on our people, places and future prosperity. With its focus on skills, infrastructure, technology and accelerating housing delivery, it is united with one common purpose to grow Hertfordshire out of this crisis.

Keep Updated: Access Hertfordshire Growth Board Papers and Key Documents

The Hertfordshire Growth Board meets six times a year. Their Board Papers and Minutes are published here and available to view as downloadable PDFs. The Public Documents Pack collates all published Board Papers into one pack for each meeting. They are committed to being open and transparent. If you would like to receive their key documents in a different format, please get in touch using the Contact Us form, specifying details in the message field.