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

New statistics from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show the largest increase in the amount of Green Belt land released for housing to date

 

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Our October walk is at Bygrave Common in North Hertfordshire, to the northeast of Baldock.  The walk is easily accessible by public transport as it starts and finishes at Baldock railway station.  Bygrave Common is an area of the Green Belt for which the submitted North Hertfordshire Local Plan proposes 2,800 new homes along with a retail centre, school, doctors surgery and other infrastructure.  If developed, it would destroy the landscape and its wildlife habitats, remove high grade agricultural land from production, cause coalescence of Lower Bygrave with Baldock, and nearly double the physical footprint of Baldock.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 12:52

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Ten Things and One Year at CPRE

I joined CPRE in September 2017 and have thoroughly enjoyed a year of getting to know everyone involved, understanding the policy world in which we operate, and learning about how we influence it.  All my thanks to everyone who has given me their time and attention, and particularly those many CPRE volunteers who have given me such a warm welcome in their local areas. 

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

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has put a freeze on East Hertfordshire District Council’s housing plan.

 

In his letter to the Council announcing his decision, Mr Brokenshire says that he has received requests to intervene from MP Steven Mc Partland and from CPRE Hertfordshire as well as three parish councils and two local groups.

 

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See the letter to East Hertfordshire District Council here

Richard 

WHAT'S HAPPENS NOW? Stephen McPartland has done well to get a holding order. He does however only have 3% of the new dwellings in his patch. If the Secretary of State is to intervene residents in Sir Oliver Heald's and Mark Prisk MP constituencies now urgently need to lobby their MP and ask them to back Stephen McPartland in getting the Plan suitably amended.

If you're MP Is either Sir Oliver Heald, or Mark Prisk contact one or the other, tell them of your concerns about the way the Examination has been conducted, point out the key issues raised by CPRE Hertfordshire.

MOST IMPORTANTLY ask them to support Stephen McPartland and have this Plan suitably amended.  

We are now in a different ball game where the volume of residents directly lobbying their MP will make a difference.

“Chairman Richard Bullen spoke to the members of the charity present at the Annual General Meeting that took place at Hitchin Priory of 4 September 2018.  The text of his address follows.  Richard also thanked all of the members of staff and the volunteers who make it possible for CPRE Hertfordshire to keep standing up for Hertfordshire’s countryside.”

Monday, 27 August 2018 12:52

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