Welwyn Hatfield Council want to build 1130 houses in the Green Belt close to the John Bunyan (next to Symondshyde Wood). As well as putting more cars on the unsuitable roads, this plan will destroy an outstanding area of Green Belt which is heavily used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders and which is part of our green heritage.
A final consultation on their Local Plan, including this proposal, was held in the Autumn and we submitted a very detailed response. The Plan will likely be submitted for examination in public by a government inspector to determine whether it meets the test of soundness. We will provide further, more technical evidence at this hearing. We are currently raising funds to help with this.
It’s not too late to stop this happening – your voice counts. This website will tell you who to contact and how to object. This plan will destroy an area of Green Belt for ever, which is supposed to have the highest protection, unless we all act.
The campaign to oppose this plan to build 1130 houses is being organised by local people working with Wheathampstead Parish Council, Sandridge Parish Council and the CPRE. The intention of this website is to bring together all the necessary information about this proposal and the planning process.
There has been no consultation as part of the Strategic Local Plan process from Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. A poorly publicised consultation from the developer has allowed the plan to be progressed with little public knowledge.
Development here will be isolated from any existing settlement and will drive a wedge into the Green Belt, which will create the opportunity for Hatfield to grow further into the Green Belt.
This plan is unsustainable. There are no shops, community facilities or transport. It will mean even more cars on roads that are already gridlocked.
Register your details on our website. We will contact you when the consultation begins so that you can have a say on the plans. We also need help delivering leaflets and posters.