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Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00

High Leigh Garden Village

Written by Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

Broxbourne Council has permitted the proposals by Land Improvements Ltd. and Leach Homes, to build up to 523 houses, retail and commercial floorspace, a hotel, school and recreation facilities, with principal access from the A10 Link Road into Hoddesdon, in the Green Belt between the town and the A10. Item updated 23 April 2015.

When did you last see the Milky Way, that pale band which appears to arch across the night sky, formed from many billions of stars which make up our own galaxy?

Friday, 05 September 2014 16:48

Waste of space?

Written by Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations for CPRE's interactive Waste of Space map

View CPRE's solar energy guidance note and the latest news on Solar farm applications in Hertfordshire here. (Land north of Gaddesden Lane, Redbourn, St Albans - CPRE Herts comments added January 2016)

In 2007 CPRE commissioned researchers to create a highly detailed new approach to defining tranquillity. By using these findings to create a national tranquillity map, it is possible to assess the likelihood of finding tranquillity in any given locality.

Increasing food production while protecting our natural resources is one of the biggest challenges we will face over the next fifteen years. We need to learn from the past and capitalise on recent successes. It is essential that Government, the farming industry and environmental organisations work together to ensure farming can provide us with the high quality food and countryside we depend on’. So begins CPRE’s Vision for the future of farming and where it will be in our centenary year 2026. The vision sets out goals:

  • livestock are kept in good welfare conditions
  • food produced to high environmental standards
  • the UK grows around 50% of all orchard fruit purchased
  • local food enterprises are thriving
  • there are fairer milk prices for dairy farmers
  • green farming schemes have made enormous advances
  • there is much better use of by-products from timber-processing

The vision also states how that vision will be achieved.

Have you bought, or are you tempted to buy, a small plot of formerly agricultural land in the countryside in the hope that it may some day be granted planning permission for development? (Item updated 11 June 2015)

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Winter on the River Gade at Water End by ElizabethHamilton