Welwyn Hatfield Council want to build 1,130 houses in the Green Belt next to Symondshyde Great 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.
After we raised awareness, Symondshyde received by far the largest number of objections during the Council’s Local Plan consultation. The plan is now being examined by an independent inspector and several hearings have been held. With the help of expert advice and representation, we have submitted detailed evidence at each stage and the inspector has made very encouraging comments relating to Symondshyde.
Yes. It’s not too late to stop this happening. This plan will destroy an area of Green Belt for ever, which is supposed to have the highest protection. This public examination is the last opportunity to stop the Symondshyde development and with your help we are hopeful that we can prevent its destruction.
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.