North Hertfordshire councillors consider challenging homes plan west of Stevenage

COUNCILLORS in North Herts are considering fighting the decision to allow the controversial plan for a 3,600-home development west of the A1(M) at Stevenage. They were disappointed when the secretary of state for communities and local government decided t

COUNCILLORS in North Herts are considering fighting the decision to allow the controversial plan for a 3,600-home development west of the A1(M) at Stevenage.

They were disappointed when the secretary of state for communities and local government decided to grant outline planning permission for the construction of the homes on mainly Green Belt land.

Cllr Tom Brindley, North Herts Council's portfolio holder for planning and transport, said: "This is the first serious erosion of our Green Belt in many years.

"NHDC objected to the application but has been overruled by the Government. We are studying the secretary of state's decision, to clarify what our options are.


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"If we are to mount a legal challenge, we need to do so before February 2. The issue will therefore be considered at our next cabinet meeting on January 26.

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