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London Colney Parish Council Celebrate that Hertsmere Borough Council Shelve Local Plan, Including Proposed Bowmans Cross Development of 6000 Homes on Green Belt.

PRESS RELEASE – 27/01/2022

London Colney Parish Council Celebrate that Hertsmere Borough Council Shelve Local Plan, Including Proposed Bowmans Cross Development of 6000 Homes on Green Belt.

London Colney Parish Council are celebrating that Hertsmere Borough Council took the decision to shelve it’s Draft Local Plan at their full council meeting on Wednesday 26th January.

We have been working with Colney Heath Parish Council (Standing Up for the Colneys Campaign) and residents, to keep pressure on Hertsmere, objecting to the proposed Hertsmere Local Plan which designated 6000 homes to be built on the greenbelt around London Colney, which aside from the loss of natural habitat, would have put untold pressure on local services, schools and road networks.

Cllr ‘Dreda Gordon said ‘This is fantastic news, along with the emerging London Colney Neighbourhood Plan, now drawing to its final stages. London Colney Parish Council is committed to protecting our environment against inappropriate development and the negative impacts that can have on the London Colney community.’

Chair of Council and its planning committee Councillor Malcolm MacMillan added;

“I am pleased that all the hard work we did with encouraging people to send in their individual objections, has paid off so I congratulate the villagers who were part of the 20,000 responses.

He concluded that Hertsmere Council had been ‘found out’ for the weaknesses in its development plan, including an excess of houses, over and above that which was required “THIS IS A MAJOR VICTORY FOR PEOPLE POWER”

Recent public consultation on the Hertsmere Local Plan received 20,000 responses rejecting the draft plan, resulting in our greenbelt being saved, and residents of London Colney and Colney Heath, being able to continue enjoying the surrounding countryside.

For further information please contact the Parish Council 01727 821314

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