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Flawed Formula For Housing Need

Flawed Formula For Housing Need

There is need for truly affordable housing but we are being forced into planning for far more houses than are actually needed.

The Government’s proposals for calculating local housing need are based on the widely discredited premise that simply building more houses will bring prices down.

The risk is that we end up with planning permissions that more than meet actual need, as opposed to opportunistic demand. This will result in the Green Belt and countryside being lost forever, without solving the problem of providing affordable housing.

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2018 Rural Living Awards Nominations Now Open

2018 Rural Living Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for CPRE Hertfordshire's 2018 Rural Living Awards are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations:  Wednesday 30 May.

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Significant planning applications December 2017 CPRE Herts comments

Significant planning applications December 2017 CPRE Herts comments

CPRE Herts. responses to significant planning applications in December 2017 are stored here

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Kings Langley petition to stop development on green belt land

Kings Langley petition to stop development on green belt land

Stop development on Green Belt land and prevent de-designation of Green Belt.

We call upon Parliament to fully support measures to stop development on green belt land and to prevent de-designation of green belt land, to halt the coalescence of villages such as Kings Langley into neighbouring towns thus permanently losing their character. Green Belt is under increasing threat and it is time to say 'enough' - no more building on precious open spaces between towns and villages because it is irreplaceable. There are other places to build than on the Green Belt - keep it untouched for the generations to follow. This petition can be found at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/206106 and currently has more than 900 signatures.

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