Public meeting set to discuss plans for 1,000 homes on Green Belt land
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A public meeting and consultation about a planning application to build more than 1,000 homes is set to be held.
Bloor Homes’ intention for the site - which falls into North Herts and would impact on villages in the area, including Offley and Lilley - first came to light earlier this summer.
The plans were met with opposition from nearby village communities, including people in Offley and Lilley.
Some of the concerns raised about the development include the road infrastructure, damage to wildlife, damage to Green Belt land and countryside, and the strain on services in the area.
The developer – which says it wants to build 1,050 homes, 40% of which could be affordable housing – also wants to create parks and allotments, new footpaths and cycleways, and a new primary school and shops at the site, known as Wandon Park.
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The site is situated between Cockernhoe and Tea Green.
The public meeting will be held on Tuesday at 7.30pm at Breachwood Green Village Hall.
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Speakers on the night will be county councillor David Barnard, district councillor Faye Barnard, case officer for NHDC Simon Ellis, and David Wynn from campaign group Keep East of Luton Green.
People who attend the meeting will have a chance to discuss the plans and have their say.
To have your say on the plans email email@example.com. The deadline is November 15.
For more information on the campaign, visit www.cpreherts.org.uk.