Baldock illustrator gives response to housing blueprint in graphic form

Martin Impey's illustrations on the Local Plan.

Martin Impey's illustrations on the Local Plan. - Credit: Archant

A Baldock illustrator has given his response to North Herts District Council’s preferred option sites for future development in the town – in graphic form.

Martin Impey's illustrations on the Local Plan.

Martin Impey's illustrations on the Local Plan. - Credit: Archant

With the consultation period – which saw a protest march against overdevelopment in Baldock – drawing to a close on Friday, Martin Impey has offered his unique take on the housing blueprint.

Martin said: “I decided to produce these cartoons regarding the ridiculous proposal to option housing north of Baldock on arable Green Belt land.

“To consider building here is wrong on just about every conceivable level.

“Me being an illustrator, I put my frustrations into the visual medium to help the plight of saving our historic market town’s infrastructure, identity and integrity.”

Nine sites making up 3,414 houses have been allocated to be built in and around Baldock, including one of 2,800 homes at the Blackhorse Farm site to the north of the town.

The number earmarked for the market town is part of the council’s draft Local Plan, which sets out plans to build 14,000 homes across the district by 2031.

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To see more of Martin’s work visit www.martinimpey.com.

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