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Hertfordshire - Campaign to Protect Rural England

Dacorum: Proposed Local Plan has unnecessarily high impact on the Green Belt

HH 01 Landscape north of Hemel Hempstead and adjacent to Chilterns AONB that is threatened with housing in Hemel Garden Communities concept HH 01 Landscape north of Hemel Hempstead and adjacent to Chilterns AONB that is threatened with housing in Hemel Garden Communities concept Eliza Hermann

 

Proposed Dacorum Local Plan has unnecessarily high impact on the Green Belt

We need to protect our countryside from inappropriate development and ensure that it is managed efficiently for the benefit of all of us.

Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) is currently holding a public consultation on their proposed Local Plan, titled “Emerging Strategy for Growth 2020 – 2038”.  If adopted, this plan will result in the destruction of 850 hectares of Hertfordshire Green Belt land and countryside for development, including a minimum of 16,596 new dwellings. CPRE Hertfordshire believes that the calculation of housing numbers is too high and that opportunities to recycle land that has already been developed have not been fully considered.

Our concerns are set out in detail in the attached document “CPRE Herts review of DBC Local Plan” and an overall assessment on the impact to the Green Belt is summarized in “CPRE Herts Impact Assessment – Dacorum Local Plan”.

We would encourage you to review this material and use it to help develop your response to the local plan. Your views need to be submitted by Sunday 28th February using one of the following;

 

 

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