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 has been submitted for public examination by an independent inspector to determine whether it meets the test of soundness. This will be the last opportunity to stop the Symondshyde development. We will require professional representation at this examination, which will be expensive. We are currently raising funds to help with this.
It’s not too late to stop this happening – your voice counts. This plan will destroy an area of Green Belt for ever, which is supposed to have the highest protection, unless we all act. Later this year, an independent inspector will examination Welwyn Hatfield’s Local Plan. This will be the last opportunity to stop the Symondshyde development. We will require professional representation at this examination, which will be expensive. We will therefore be stepping up our fund raising activities
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.