Time running out to oppose 1,000 home threat

TIME is running out to oppose a 1,000 home threat to North Herts Green Belt. Residents have until this Wednesday to get their objections into planning authority North Herts District Council against a scheme to build new homes on a green buffer between Hi

TIME is running out to oppose a 1,000 home threat to North Herts Green Belt.

Residents have until this Wednesday to get their objections into planning authority North Herts District Council against a scheme to build new homes on a green buffer between Hitchin and Luton.

The plan, proposed by developers Bloor Homes, would see an area around the villages of Cockernhoe, Tea Green and Mangrove Green swallowed up.

David Barnard, NHDC southern rural committee chairman, said: "It is critical that Hitchin residents and all others in Comet country object to this outrageous proposal to rip up our beautiful Green Belt and introduce thousands of more vehicles on our already gridlocked highways and into our town centres.


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"There is no justification for this development, since NHDC has already allocated the areas and housing numbers imposed upon us by the Labour Government. This is an additional and unwanted attempt to cash in on the concreting over of our countryside, which must be prevented at all costs."

To oppose the plan, email Simon.Ellis@north-herts.gov.uk or write to Simon Ellis, Principal Planning Officer, NHDC Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth GC, SG6 3JF

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