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FIVE ROADS: Radlett group campaigns against Local Plan double whammy

 Published on: 27th May 2024   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents have banded together to oppose the Hertsmere Draft Local Plan and the St Albans Draft Local Plan, both of which would see an increase in demand on Radlett’s infrastructure.

In the Hertsmere Draft Local Plan, six sites in Radlett are earmarked for 250 new residential units.

Meanwhile, the St Albans Draft Local Plan proposes 274 new homes and a nursing home south of Watling Street, potentially with direct access into Radlett via the roads in the north of the village.

Under the moniker Five Roads Committee, residents of West Warren, East Warren, The Heath, Beech Avenue and The Avenue are campaigning against these plans.

Spokesperson Neil Myerson said: “There are two plans that aren’t taking into account the existence of the other and the strain to be had on Radlett.

“Our village clearly can’t cope with 600 new residents using our streets, shops and resources.”

The development earmarked in the St Albans Draft Local Plan is particularly worrying for the members of the Five Roads Committee, who fear that their quiet suburb might become a cut-through for drivers coming down Harper Lane off the M25.

To find out more about the group’s campaign, please email

Councillor Nik Oakley, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and transport at Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “We are encouraging as many people as possible to give their feedback on our Draft Local Plan as it sets out our ambitions for green, sustainable growth to ensure Hertsmere continues to be strong and further thrive economically, as well as detailing how and where new homes, jobs and essential investment can be delivered, along with vital infrastructure.

“We held seven public engagement events across the borough in April and earlier this month.”

St Albans City & District Council declined to comment.

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