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for the redevelopment of Little Hay involving the dumping of 247,000 cubic metres of construction waste has been withdrawn.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