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Countryside campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire welcome the decision by St. Albans District Council to mount a legal challenge to the Secretary of State’s decision to allow a massive Strategic Railfreight Interchange on Green Belt land just south of St. Albans.

People across the county have been asking countryside campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire for advice about a sudden surge in proposals for solar panel arrays.

Countryside campaigners, CPRE Hertfordshire, are delighted that their Hon. Director, Kevin FitzGerald, has received a national CPRE award for his outstanding voluntary contribution to campaigning for his beloved Hertfordshire countryside for almost 35 years.

Thursday, 01 May 2014 16:07

What price Localism?

Written by Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

Countryside campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire have reacted with dismay to the news that Communities secretary Eric Pickles has cleared the way for the owners of Luton Airport to expand the site with a remodelled terminal building and new aircraft taxiway that would enable it to handle up to 18 million passengers per year.

Countryside campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire have reacted angrily to the news that Welwyn and Hatfield Borough Council are likely to have to build 10-12,000 homes over the next twenty years. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014 16:55

Landmark Judgment on housing

Written by Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson
Planning authorities are not always obliged to meet their ‘full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing’ (National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) paragraph 47).

May 2013


Countryside Campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire are appalled at yet another threat to Hertfordshire’s precious Green Belt. The major housing, employment, retail and hotel development is being promoted on greenfield land at Hoddesdon. It would destroy a large area of Green Belt countryside, and undermine the Government’s National Planning Policies.

Kevin FitzGerald, CPRE Hertfordshire Honorary Director, stressed:
‘It seems that people wish to turn this once pleasant, country market town into a North London suburb by destroying the green fields which surround it.’

Secretary of State Eric Pickles announced in December 2012 that he is 'minded to approve' Helioslough's proposal for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange in the Green Belt at Radlett.

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