Three Rivers District Council have again rejected the proposals from developers that the land north of Little Green Lane and west of Rousebarn Lane should be opened up for housing development.
Back in 2021, the council rejected the idea of this being a development site for almost 800 homes as part of its Local Plan process.
Recently the land owners re-approached the council and suggested a smaller scheme for 500 homes along with open land as a “country park” next to Rousebarn Lane.
Despite this the council rejected the idea and have declined to include it in its Local Plan process.
Deputy council leader and lead member for the Local Plan, councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, said: “We have refused to put the site forward as a potential housing allocation.
“They have made clear that development here is unacceptable here, in our view making a major and unacceptable encroachment into the Green Belt.
“It would leave other Green Belt land north of Little Green Lane, and west of this site, also open for potential development.”
Cllr Paul Rainbow added: “Little Green Lane is our red line – no development north of this,”