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Annual General Meeting

A reminder .....
AGM tomorrow, Friday 24th October 7.45 for 8.00 at the Village Hall .........followed by cheese and wine.

Little Hay proposals withdrawn

The application for the redevelopment of Little Hay involving the dumping of 247,000 cubic metres of construction waste has been withdrawn.

It has been a long haul from the initial publicity in May 2013 when the proposals were announced as a redevelopment at no cost to the taxpayer and involving ecological improvements. In the ensuing sixteen months, as the plans were scrutinised more closely the reality became clear.  The combined opposition of Dacorum Borough Council planners, The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, the Environment Agency and many others started to ring alarm bells.  All the time your letters of objection were mounting up.  Many of these, along with those from Box Lane and Bovingdon expressed deep concern for our rural environment. In the end, Hertfordshire County Council's own planning department recommended refusal.  At this point it became clear to the applicant that what was proposed would cause considerable damage.

A big thank you to those who wor…

Little Hay: Development Control Committee Meeting

The planning application for Little Hay Golf Course Remodelling will be heard at the County Council’s Development Control Committee Meeting at 10.00 a.m on 21st October at County Hall. Although they will be unable to speak, members of the village are welcome to attend, and their presence would underline our objection.  Details are on the Little Hay Saga Blog here.

Little Hay Landfill - Proposals for Bourne End Mills – Bourne End Village Association AGM (BEVA)

Little Hay The report prepared for Hertfordshire Development Control Committee has now been published.  It recommends that planning permission should be refused.  The full report and an interpretation of what this means is on the Little Hay Saga blog
Bourne End Mills Following a meeting between the developers and members of the village association, the developers have taken away a number of concerns and are looking at the plans in the light of them. We understand that a new proposal will be submitted and sent out for comments. Watch this space!  (You might like to look at the existing plans.  There are a number, but 4/01988/14 seems to give the best overview.)

AGM You will receive a flyer about the AGM on 24th October.  Please try to find the time to attend, even if it is to hear what we have been doing over the past year and to put in any suggestions for the coming one, as well as your vote for the committee.