Several major development issues face the Society: the expansion of Luton and its airport, the further expansion of Stevenage westwards from the A1M, and government directives to increase housing provision across North Hertfordshire.

Hitchin has yet to expand much beyond its 1950s boundaries, but it has 'in-filled' significantly over the last two decades, a point the government regards as of no consequence to further expansion.

Several issues remain on-going or contentious in Hitchin, however.