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Post your comments/objections to the Pix Farm Lane Development here

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Thank you to everyone who came along to the Village Hall in October to hear about this new development of 56 homes proposed for the Button House site in Pix Farm Lane.  The application is still open for comments and we would encourage anyone who feels strongly about the impact this development may have on the village to get online.  It seems daunting but it really isn't that hard...
First go to the Dacorum Planning portal here... Dacorum Planning.  You'll need to register to make a comment (not difficult).  And then you can read what others have said (Arrow A) and make your own comment (Arrow B).  All the planning application documentation (and there is a lot) can be found at arrow C.
Please do this in the next couple of days as the deadline now appears to be 22nd November.

Bourne End on Horseback: Laura reflects on our glorious summer and looks forward to events coming up in the village

After my recent success at The Bourne End Village Show (winner of the Rose Bowl since you ask), I’m finding it hard to step off my High Horse and sit down and write this column.  As my husband Mark won a prize for his Dahlias, it’s difficult to fit the big heads into our house!  I hasten to add, if you had asked us before 2016 (when we went flower crazy for my stepdaughter’s wedding) we wouldn’t have known our Dahlia’s from our Daisies;  so get planting Bourne End and come and take us on next year!!
I’m afraid the High Horse is the only horse that I have been riding regularly lately, because my search for the new horse goes on.  Perhaps Father Christmas has got something stashed away?   One can dream. Back to reality….So the summer of 2018 is over, and what a summer it has been.  After the coldest winter in history, anything would have felt balmy, and yet this summer kicked the summer of 76 into touch, and will now be that summer that we will all remember.  I know many people found i…

Public Meeting 10th October: Hear about proposed development of 56 new homes on the site of the demolition yard at Buttons

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The latest Bourne Ender will be delivered shortly.

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Hertfordshire Traffic Consultation. Have your say...can they really close Fishery Road?

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Are you aware of this? Hertfordshire's Traffic plan is open for consultation - they want to close Fishery Road to cars. This is the main access road from West Hemel to the station and the A4251. How will this affect you? What about when there are 1200 more homes in West Hemel (LA3)? 
Please go online to have your say...
https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/…/south-west-herts-growth-…

A follow up to the recent article in the Gazette

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Alison from Pouchen End has added to the awareness of the problems caused by using the lanes as rat runs. We have yet to see any suggestions for how these lanes will be protected when 900 or 1,100 or 1200 houses are built at LA3.  The Master Plan claims to 'maintain the rural character of Pouchen End Lane and Chaulden Lane.' ... we wait.....


LA3 in the News

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If you don't take the Gazette, you may have missed these pieces of news.  
In last week's edition it was reported that Hertfordshire County Council had agreed to reduce the amount that developers were asked to contribute towards the cost of building new schools.  This seemed very odd to many people at a time when developers are making healthy profits and schools are strapped for cash. (For those of us involved in education, the comment about the impact is particularly odd.) The article is shown below. It has produced a number of letters which appear in today's Gazette.
Of course, this has a bearing on LA3 which is planned to include a primary school.  It sounds as if the developers are again finding a way to minimise costs and maximise profits. Again? Increasing the number of houses crammed in obviously increases profitability as does ensuring that the traveller site is effectively kept away from the development.  
It seemed timely to talk to the press about our concerns …