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Leaflet drop in fight to save village green belt 

 Published on: 15th November 2018   |   By: Alex Pearson   |   Category: Uncategorized

There is concern that a planning proposal to build more than 800 homes on green belt land north of Farm Way is going under the radar. 

Hertsmere Borough Council being accused of not doing enough to let householders know that land has been pencilled in for a major new housing development. 

Planning chiefs posted leaflets through doors urging residents to turn up to a public consultation at St Margaret’s Sports Centre earlier this month but some claim they never received the leaflet.

Now, Bushey resident Miles Ponder is trying to spread the word about the development. He believes Bushey doesn’t have the infrastructure to cope with hundreds of new homes. 

He said: “I only found out about the plans along with my neighbours three and a half weeks ago about the development. I decided to create my own leaflet to warn everyone and so far we have delivered more than 3,000 of them. 

“I’ve spoken to someone who flies his Sparrow hawk in that green belt area and he was showing me Red Kite nests, Badger setts and other wildlife nesting areas that would be destroyed if the development went ahead.”  

The council’s official pamphlet advertises exactly when exhibitions across the borough are taking place as well as a map of many of the major sites that have been put forward by landowners. 

A spokesman for Hertsmere Borough Council told BUSHEYNEWS that they were trying to find out why not all households received the pamphlet. 

You can have your say on the developments until December 20. Visit www.hertsmere.gov.uk/newlocalplan  

Are you concerned about the potential sites? Email newshub@mynewsmag.co.uk 

Picture courtesy of Miles Ponder

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