The Local Plan will be published in early September 2021.
If site BE1 is included for development we need a very strong response.
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We don't recommend contacting the Planning Department and Councillors until the new Local Plan is published so that - if needed - our voice is officially heard, loud and clear, at that time. However, should additional information come to light, such as the Schopwick Surgery consultation, we will recommend the response by members.
We believe that Elstree and Borehamwood has experienced more new housing developments in the last 5 years than any other area of Hertsmere and that our local area is now saturated with housing causing heavy congestion on local roads, lack of infrastructure to support the increased population, a risk of coalescence of settlements and a drop in air quality.
Do you want to see our local Green Belt lost forever? Do you want to see this precious land used to build a further 1500+ houses? Do you want to see: ⁃ A potential 6000+ additional residents and cars? ⁃ A loss of our valuable green spaces? ⁃ A loss of local wildlife and ecosystems? ⁃ A negative effect on local air quality? ⁃ A high risk of flooding? ⁃ A further increase to already congested roads and rail travel? ⁃ A further stretch on health facilities? ⁃ A general reduction in the wellbeing of all those living in the local area?
No? Then join us so we can work together to protect the irretrievable green spaces within our community so we and other local residents can enjoy their benefits for many years to come and avoid the over-development of our town.
What objections are valid and invalid? Hertsmere Borough Council have provided the following valid and invalid objections to planning:
Valid objections to planning: •Loss of light or overshadowing •Overlooking/loss of privacy •Visual amenity (but not loss of private view) •Adequacy of parking/loading/turning •Highway safety •Traffic generation •Noise and disturbance resulting from use •Hazardous materials •Smells •Loss of trees •Effect on listed building and conservation area •Layout and density of building •Design, appearance and materials •Landscaping •Road access •Local, strategic, regional and national planning policies •Government circulars, orders and statutory instruments •Disabled persons' access •Compensation and awards of costs against the Council at public enquiries •Proposals in the Development Plan •Previous planning decisions (including appeal decisions) •Nature conservation •Archaeology Air pollution - Case : Gladman v SCLG
Invalid objections to planning •The perceived loss of property value •Private disputes between neighbours •The loss of a view •The impact of construction work or competition between firms •Restrictive covenants •Ownerships disputes over rights of way •Fence lines etc •Personal morals or views about the applicant.