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GAME PLAN: Berkhamsted Town council speaks out about draft Local Plan for borough

 Published on: 5th January 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Berkhamsted Town Council (BTC) has reacted to the preliminary Local Plan laid out by Dacorum Borough Council.

The revised draft version of the plan, which sets out potential developments in the borough from 2024 to 2040, recently underwent a six-week consultation, which closed on December 11.

As part of the plan, 1,264 new dwellings would be expected to be built in the town within the next 16 years, with around 400 of these being affordable.

Also included in the draft is a new primary school, new green infrastructure such as playgrounds and games areas, improvements to the town’s train station, and a new local community centre.

In a document posted on their website, BTC outlined their response to the parts of the plan affecting Berkhamsted.

BTC has expressed particular opposition to a proposal for 850 homes on land south of the town, stating: “It is premature to redesignate protected green belt long before the building industry is ready and willing to build homes that meet local needs.

“The case that developers of this site will provide 40 per cent homes that are affordable to households on local incomes is not proven.”

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