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Planning Application for change of use to mixed use Dog Day Care and Agricultural in Upper Bourne End Lane (4/00816/16/FUL)

Those of you who walk along Upper Bourne End Lane will be aware of the actual use of the dog day care centre in conjunction with the agricultural barn.  The impact, both visual and noise on this agricultural area by the dog care activity has increased.  There is now an application in for this.  On reading it, one would suppose that it would involve improvement to this area of Green Belt land. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as this.
In March 2014 the council granted planning consent for an outdoor dog day care centre (4/01997/13/FUL). At the time of the application there were no buildings on the site.  Conditions were attached to avoid damaging the openness of the Green Belt and breaching the Dacorum’s Core Strategy.  These conditions included no further buildings and no more than two vehicles on the site. There followed an application to revert all of the land to agricultural use and on this basis an agricultural barn (heated and with services) has been erected to be used entirel…

Thanks to McDonalds

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A big thanks to McDonalds staff and other volunteers for their sterling effort on the recent litter pick.  They went way beyond the near vicinity of the restaurant, round much of the village.

Retirement of our vicar

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Those of you who attend the village church will already know of the retirement of Rev. David Abbott and his wife Isabel.  I am sure we all wish them a long and happy retirement.