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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1080 on: December 16, 2014, 01:08:56 pm »

The final meeting to discuss the Local Plan is as follows

A special meeting of the CABINET to be held on
Wednesday 17 December 2014 at 7:30pm in the Cypress Room, Salvation House,
2 Sterling Court, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1FT.


We encourage people to attend  to listen to what is decided by the Cabinet
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1081 on: December 17, 2014, 08:56:53 am »
The WHBC Cabinet meeting is tonight, 7.30 in The Cypress Room, Salvation House, Mundells. This will be the 'ratification' of the WHBC Local Plan for consultation, and it will be interesting to see if the Cabinet accepts last week's recommendations from the CHPP.

Members of the BPRA's development committee will be there on behalf of BP residents. If anyone wishes to join us, please let me know by IM
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1082 on: December 17, 2014, 10:27:03 am »
Our campaign continues to get stronger and we are now featured in the Welwyn Hatfield Times today (attached).  There seems to be growing support around the borough against building on the Green Belt.
We shall be attending the cabinet council meeting tonight to hear what is finally said.
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1083 on: December 17, 2014, 09:59:38 pm »
A lively meeting tonight! More update tomorrow, but in the meantime, the Cabinet Housing and Planning Panel's recommendations were unanimously adopted by the Cabinet. The public consultation will take place between mid January and mid March 2015.

The recommendations being voted on tonight can be seen here:       http://www.welhat.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=9732&p=0
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1084 on: December 18, 2014, 08:43:22 am »
The Cabinet of Welwyn Hatfield Council met last night to agree the recommendations for the Local Plan consultation period. It was a very lively meeting and was well attended.


Unfortunately all the recommendations were approved despite some heated exchanges of views


The consultation period will run between mid January to mid March 2015. This will be a key period for residents to write individual letters of objection to the Council.We will keep you in informed about his key period


The meeting was recorded and will be put on You tube by the Council.It makes interesting viewing!
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1085 on: December 23, 2014, 11:21:22 am »
 The Little Heath Action Group would like to thank all residents who are following us on this site.


We will be back after Christmas and New Year to keep everyone up to date on  our action and  future plans. We are expecting  the Councils Local Plan  to be published by mid January and will be offering advice to residents in our updates.


join us on littleheathactiongroup@aol.co.uk


We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :icon_jokercolor:
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1086 on: January 01, 2015, 03:07:46 pm »
A number of people and organisations have been in touch over the Christmas and New Year period.We will bring you up to date when these discussions have been completed
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1087 on: January 07, 2015, 04:53:27 pm »
Some good news...............an article in the Welwyn Hatfield Times today on page 4, supporting our campaign and other groups for a new Garden City to be built in Hertfordshire.


Grant Shapps has put his support behind it to help alleviate the current problems of finding suitable land for new dwellings, without building on Green Belt
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1088 on: January 07, 2015, 09:51:19 pm »
I may be misunderstand your position here, and if I am I apologise. I have only skimmed this thread. You appear to object to building in Little Heath, but welcome the building of a whole city elsewhere. This seems a little inconsistent.
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1089 on: January 07, 2015, 11:10:57 pm »
No we are objecting to building on the green belt. There are alternative areas which could be used which are not green belt
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1090 on: January 09, 2015, 04:35:08 pm »






Cabinet Housing and Planning Panel meetings for 2015Date and TimeLocationDocuments15/01/2015 7:30pmMaple RoomSalvation House2 Sterling CourtMundellsWelwyn Garden CityAL7 1FT Agenda [62KB] Public Report Pack [7MB]

There is another meeting next week

The public report pack is very long and you will need to ensure you read it well .

The  committee will be attending the meeting
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1091 on: January 13, 2015, 02:14:39 pm »
We will be  meeting  Mark Mills-Bishop  the Hertfordshire County Councillor next week to discuss the new  Garden City concept for Hertfordshire.


More news later this week
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1092 on: January 13, 2015, 02:52:14 pm »
We will be  meeting  Mark Mills-Bishop  the Hertfordshire County Councillor next week to discuss the new  Garden City concept for Hertfordshire.


More news later this week

Good Luck!

<a href="http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/34836WHTimes%20Cllr%20Mills-Bisho034.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/34836WHTimes%20Cllr%20Mills-Bisho034.pdf</a>

http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/34836WHTimes%20Cllr%20Mills-Bisho034.pdf
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1093 on: January 13, 2015, 06:21:58 pm »
The Welwyn Hatfield Cabinet Housing Policy Panel is meeting again this coming Thursday 15th Jan 7.30pm in the Maple room, Salvation House, 2 Sterling Court, Mundells, WGC AL7 1FT

Members of the Brookmans Park Residents Association development committee will be attending on behalf of BP residents, and if anyone wishes to join us, please pm me.

The agenda can be found here:     http://www.welhat.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=9752&p=0

The public info pack here:             http://www.welhat.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=9753&p=0
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1094 on: January 14, 2015, 09:38:23 am »
Copy of our latest letter in this weeks Welwyn Hatfield Times
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1095 on: January 14, 2015, 12:25:26 pm »
A requirement for this idea to work is a section of land big enough to build the required number of houses, which isn't green belt and isn't already built on. Does such an area exist in Hertfordshire, where is it and how big is it?
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1096 on: January 14, 2015, 01:35:17 pm »
There are two sites - One in north Hertfordshire and the other in East Herts.We shall be discussing this with Hertfordshire County Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop  next week at our meeting
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1097 on: January 14, 2015, 04:50:37 pm »

The Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan will run from 2011 to 2031 (20 years).  This is something of a joke because the new Local Plan will not go to public inquiry until 2016 and would be unlikely to be adopted until 2017.  By that time there will only be 14 years until it expires.


The proposed Local Plan makes no comment or provision for a new “Garden City” anywhere in Hertfordshire, so any such proposal would be for the next Local plan – post 2031.


By the time anybody has identified a potential site for a new Garden City, made provision for roads, railway, schools, shops and services, at least 15 years will have passed.  This would be before a single brick is laid.  And that assumes there is not mass objection from those who live near to the proposed new Garden City!


So, a new Garden City in Hertfordshire might be a good idea for a future Local Plan but it will not change the current need to build 12,500 new homes in the borough by 2031.  That is 625 new homes per annum but, as the Council has only allowed 200 new homes per annum for the past five years, there will be a lot to catch up in the period 2017 to 2031.


The proposed site in Little Heath (BrP7) is not a suitable site for housing development.  It is very prominent in the open landscape, it will join Little Heath to Swanley Bar, it is a sensitive green belt site, it has no local services or amenities, it would be car dependent and it would rely entirely on Potters Bar for all of its services.  So how can the Council find BrP7 to be “more favourable” than any of the other local sites, which are much closer to schools, shops and public transport?

 

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« Reply #1098 on: January 14, 2015, 05:31:44 pm »
There are two sites - One in north Hertfordshire and the other in East Herts.We shall be discussing this with Hertfordshire County Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop  next week at our meeting

Interested to know what these areas are (i.e their names and broad outline). I also wonder how the people already living in these areas feel about this idea.
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1099 on: January 14, 2015, 06:04:23 pm »
Since our last public meeting at which Paul Zukowskyj spoke, we have been asked numerous times for the link to his petition 'Say No to Sprawl' and calling for a new Garden City in Hertfordshire. So here is the link again, below. Please note that in signing, you are not obliged to tick the box for updates.

http://welhatlibdems.co.uk/en/petition/say-no-to-sprawl

(Interesting that since our meeting, the WHBC Cabinet voted to write to the Government suggesting ....... a new Garden City in Herts!).
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1100 on: January 16, 2015, 04:10:56 pm »
Mark Mills Bishop has delayed meeting until February now
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1101 on: January 20, 2015, 09:41:31 pm »
The consultation on WHBC's Local Plan will run from this Friday 23rd January and closes on 19th March. There will be a WHBC consultation event on Wednesday 4th February 3.30pm - 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church in BP.

Link to the whole:    http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan

Specific BP housing:              http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/planning_policy/local_plan_consultation_january_2015/local_plan_consultation_january_2015?pointId=1421325221870#section-1421325221870

Consultation portal:  http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1102 on: January 21, 2015, 11:42:57 am »
So Brookmans Park has a meeting, whereas Welham Green and Little Heath (who both stand to be affected a lot more by the district council's plans) don't? That doesn't seem fair!


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« Reply #1103 on: January 21, 2015, 11:53:43 am »
That doesn't seem fair!

What are you? A teenager?
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1104 on: January 21, 2015, 11:56:05 am »
Too many hours of running youth clubs, sorry!  :)


Will rephrase.


Surely it would be more appropriate for Welwyn Hatfield to hold their consultation meetings in every community which stands to be affected by their proposals, in particular those which stand to be affected more than some others.


That better?
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1105 on: January 21, 2015, 12:01:11 pm »
Perhaps the North Mymms Parish Council should contact WHBC and request an extra 'consultation event' in Welham Green?



 

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« Reply #1106 on: January 21, 2015, 12:03:11 pm »
I intend to at our meeting tonight.
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1107 on: January 21, 2015, 12:29:27 pm »
We will be meeting Mark Mills Bishop on 12 February now and have support from Grant Shapps for the concept of a Garden City.


The  Local Plan consultation document is now available on the council website with full details. The documents are very large.We shall comment further soon

 http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan

 
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1108 on: January 21, 2015, 04:26:41 pm »
Hi all,

I have merged the last few posts with this existing thread on local housing in and around Brookmans Park and the WHC Local Plan. This thread will feature updates from the Brookmans Park Residents Association (BPRA).

We have another thread where residents of Little Heath are discussing the impact of the Local Plan on their local community. That was started by the Little Heath Action Group.

If the Welham Green Residents Association (WGRA) wants to start a third discussion focusing on the impact of the Local Plan on Welham Green, that's fine too.

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1109 on: January 25, 2015, 11:36:32 am »
The council has published the Local Plan for consultation purposes on the following link


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More information to follow from us soon
 

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