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Reminder about the Pix Farm Lane Development: Westbrook Moorings

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LA3 Correspondence in the Gazette

The LA3 battle rumbles on. 1100 new homes are due to be built in West Hemel. As you go along Chaulden the back way into Hemel the development will be on your left stretching up the hill to the Hemel Hempstead Road. As part of the LA3 development - and a condition of the area being taken out of greenbelt -a gypsy and traveller site is planned for the corner nearest Winkwell. You'll see from the correspondence that the location of the site, far away from the main development, is in breach of government policy relating to traveller communities.  It presents clear traffic problems for all users and excludes the travellers from the community into which they ought to be integrated. This correspondence refers to the "stitch up" between the developers and Dacorum Borough Council.   Charlie, as chair of the Village Association, is the signatory on the letters, but the very hard work and determination of our planning committee also needs to be recognised. They have continued to wor

Village Show Cancelled

 The BEVA Committee have decided to cancel the Village Show this year due to the risks of congregating indoors during the coronavirus pandemic

The Bourne End Village Show 2020

Bourne End Village Show Sunday September 6 th 2020 The Village Hall will be open from 10 am on the day.   Entries must be made by 12.00 pm and must be accompanied by   a card or piece of paper (approx 6cm x 4cm ) with your name on one side and the class number on the reverse.   Please bring your cards ready written as this saves much time on the day. The right is reserved to cancel or amalgamate any class considered to be insufficiently supported. RULES:   Unless otherwise stated three points will be awarded to the winner in each class, two points to a second place and one point to third.   You may put more than one entry into each class.   Excluding children’s classes, points will be totalled for the Overall Championship. If two entries or less are received in any class, points will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.   The name of the Overall Champion will be engraved on the Shield of Honour.   A trophy will be awarded to the Overall Champion in the Children’s Classes

Update on LA3 from the planning group

As you will already know, in December last year, Dacorum’s Development Management Committee decided to delegate plans for LA3 to planning officers, with a view to accepting them. You will also know that, left as they are, these plans would have a considerable impact on Bourne End.   We believe that the decision ignores important policies concerned with; safety with Hertfordshire’s Transport Plan which seeks to encourage a switch from the private car to safe sustainable transport, walking cycling and passenger transport. environment in the form of protection of the countryside, sustainable house building etc. social cohesion with the national policy to ensure inclusion and local policy to include traveller sites in new developments. Whatever you may personally feel about policies, they form the bedrock of planning.   To ignore them without evidenced reasons flies in the face of democracy. These are the main actions we have taken: ·       We raised a complai

Hemel Gazette: Letter from BEVA about LA3 in this week's edition

Although the plans for LA3 have been delegated to officers with a recommendation for approval, we are deeply concerned about the impact on the village.  The access arrangements to the traveller site are at odds with local and national policy, and the proposals for Chaulden Lane breach Hertfordshire Highways policies and present a serious safety risk to pedestrians from Winkwell, Pouchen End and the major development at Buttons.  We continue to work on your behalf to resolve the situation. The text: Dear Cllr Williams, When you announced our council’s approach to new traveller sites we congratulated you. As you stated in the local paper: "If there are any big sites identified, then gypsy and traveller sites should be part of that development, not bolted on the edge of existing communities. Such an approach fits in with the national policy of 2015. It recognises the problem of foisting traveller sites on small communities where there are no facilities in a situ

Bourne Ender Spring 2020 - The Viral Edition


BEVA's complaint to the Chief Executive at DBC

Following the disastrous outcome of the planning meeting which ignored all the input from us over the last two years, we are now focussing on two approaches.   One is to raise a complaint.  We have already done so regarding the conduct of the meeting, and this reproduced below.  We are currently preparing a more detailed critique of the entire process and seeking other ways that we can raise our concerns about the issue. The other is to continue to press for closure of the lanes. In this we have the support of our HCC councillor, Richard Roberts. We press on.   Ms Sally Marshall, Chief Executive, Dacorum Borough Council, The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead. HP1 1DN 12 January 2020 Dear Ms Marshall, Complaint to Chief Executive Dacorum Borough Council We are writing on behalf of Bourne End Village Association (BEVA). This complaint relates to the conduct of the meeting of the Development Management Committee which took place on 28 th November 2

LA3: Letter from WHAG to Dacorum Planning

Email: Sally Marshall Chief Executive Dacorum Borough Council The Forum Marlowes Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire HP1 1DN 25 January 2020 Dear Ms Marshall, COMPLAINT We, West Hemel Action Group ( WHAG ) write to lodge a formal complaint against Dacorum Borough Council ( DBC ) in connection with hybrid planning application reference 4/03266/18/MFA ( Application ) for mixed use proposed development at West Hemel Hempstead ( LA3 or the Development ).  In particular this letter concerns the conduct of the Development Management Committee (the DMC ) Meeting held on Thursday 28 November 2019 (the Meeting ) in approving the application for development at LA3 (the Decision ). Our complaint is as follows: 1.      DMC did not follow correct procedure: a.      It gave incorrect information and misleading advice b.      It failed to carry out adequate consultation c.       It failed to follow procedural rules d.      The co