Land South of Watton Road, Knebworth

Application no. 21/02586/OP

This outline planning permission is for up to 230 dwellings (including affordable housing), structural planting and landscaping, informal public open space and a children’s play area.

Notwithstanding the site’s allocation for development in the emerging Local Plan, presently subject to Examination in Public, it would, in our view, be premature and inappropriate to grant planning permission in advance of the adoption of the Plan

Significant uncertainty surrounds national policy regarding the future of designated protected areas, including Green Belt.

CPRE, locally and nationally, is seeking clarification of the policy relating to protected areas and we would urge the Council to refuse permission for the proposed development pending further technical guidance.


North Herts
Added 26 October 2021
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