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LOCAL PLAN: Green belt land around Leavesden identified as low-risk site for new developments

 Published on: 22nd August 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) has identified green belt land in Leavesden as the possible location for 303 new dwellings, as part of the new Local Plan.

At a meeting of the council’s Local Plan Sub-Committee on Thursday, August 3, the site, which is located on the corner of Woodside Road and High Elms Lane, would be adjacent to the already existing Fraser Crescent.

It’s one of 12 spaces in the district identified by the Sub-Committee as being low to moderate harm green belt.

Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, deputy leader of TRDC, told Abbots News: “This site, along with 12 others, is part of our new Local Plan strategy, where we only put forward low-risk developments.

“Part of it was already allocated 12 years ago, with the government overruling our objection to the Fraser Crescent site and it being built there. There is already an access road as part of that estate as well.

“It’s a high-potential area, with a nearby secondary school and transport links as well.

“We have no option to put it up as a potential site. Sooner or later, residents are just going to have to accept it will be developed on.

“We have however, already ruled out a large number of other sites for development.”

Photo credit: Ordnance Survey/TRDC

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1 Comment

  1. Miklos Bansaghi August 22nd, 2023, 5:40 pm

    Hands off our green belt! Especially in a climate emergency! And especially after new government guidelines prioritizing brown field sites to build on instead of green belt land.

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