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The walk of just over 5½ miles starts and finishes in Eastwick, just off the A414 road 7 miles east of Hertford. The route climbs onto the high land to the north of the Stort valley, taking in Gilston Park and the remote Gilston church, the World War Two airfield at Hundson and Hunsdon village, before returning to Eastwick. It mostly crosses agricultural land and the paths can be muddy after wet weather. There is one stile.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 

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This 3.5 mile circular walk starts and finishes at the free public car park at Whitwell Recreation Ground on Bradway, just east of the B651 and was devised by CPRE Herts' Trustee Eliza Hermann.

The February site is in Whitwell. Whitwell is a historic village in St Paul's Walden parish in rural North Hertfordshire. Proposal SP2 in the district's emerging local plan would result in 41 new homes being built on open countryside land to the west of the village.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 

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CPRE Herts. responses to significant planning applications in February 2018 are stored here

This circular walk of a little over 4 miles starts and finishes in Tring, just off the A41 in the west of the county.

The route takes in the designed landscape of grassland and woodland in Tring Park, then reaches the highest point in Hertfordshire at 803 feet (244 metres) above sea level, before descending the wooded Chilterns scarp to return to Tring.

All of the route is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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CPRE Herts. responses to significant planning applications in January 2018 are stored here

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

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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