Anger at council

PUBLISHED: 11:38 02 November 2006 | UPDATED: 11:08 06 May 2010

A COUNCIL S attempt to stop a controversial redevelopment has come under fire. Campfield and Highover Pro-redevelopment Group has made a formal complaint to Letchworth Garden City Council (LGCC) over its position on 59 prefabricated bungalows under the th

A COUNCIL'S attempt to stop a controversial redevelopment has come under fire.

Campfield and Highover Pro-redevelopment Group has made a formal complaint to Letchworth Garden City Council (LGCC) over its position on 59 prefabricated bungalows under the threat of demolition.

North Herts Homes wants to knock down the bungalows in Campfield Way and Highover Road as it says it is not cost effective to bring them up to Government-set standards.

At a meeting in June, LGCC resolved that it could not support NHH's plans and that it would ask English Heritage to declare the 1950s bungalows listed buildings in a bid to try to save them.

But Stuart Concannon, chairman of the residents' group says they feel the council "rushed into the decision without looking at all the background information available".

LGCC clerk Richard Bowran confirmed that a complaint had been received and was on the agenda for a meeting of the council to be held last night (Wednesday), after The Comet had gone to press.


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