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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1290 on: March 19, 2015, 09:32:17 am »
Thank you epiphany, that's most kind   :)

All credit to the BPRA development committee who worked tirelessly to keep residents as well-informed as possible about the Local Plan through public meetings and leaflet drops, as well as posting on our own website and in this forum, spreading the word on Facebook and twitter, and who also represented BP residents by attending all the meetings of the WHBC CHPP and the WHBC Cabinet. Nobody could have done more, so thank you one and all.
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1291 on: March 19, 2015, 07:18:53 pm »
CPRE Hertfordshire's excellent comments on the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan Consultation.


Interesting to note, that unlike North Mymms Parish Council, they do not advocate building on particular Green Belt sites. A view reinforced by the North Mymms District Green Belt Society, The Brookmans Park Residents Association and the Welham Green Residents Association.
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1292 on: March 19, 2015, 09:53:25 pm »
The deadline for the Local Plan Consultation has been extended until 11.59pm tomorrow Friday 20th March


http://www.welhat.gov.uk/localplan


Another whole 24 hours to let your voice be heard!
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1293 on: March 19, 2015, 10:05:58 pm »
The deadline for the Local Plan Consultation has been extended until 11.59pm tomorrow Friday 20th March

I wonder why?
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1295 on: March 20, 2015, 06:06:57 am »
The Council have now extended the deadline for the Local plan Consultation until 20 March 11.59pm
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1296 on: March 26, 2015, 02:39:05 pm »
The latest article from the Welwyn Hatfield Times.  This identifies the number of comments/objections submitted regarding the Local Plan and Paul Zukowskyj's focused work on the Garden City in the north of the County.
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1297 on: March 26, 2015, 04:47:24 pm »
"in the north of the County", or Ashwell, as it's known to the people who live there.
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1298 on: April 03, 2015, 08:03:10 am »
We now wait for the feedback from the Council for  the Local Plan. The Royal Vet College has submitted a  worked up housing plan already for BrP7 which is very premature and  takes even more green belt land . They have also submitted another plan for a Sports Hall.

<a href="http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/A%20new%20neighbourhood%20at%20Little%20Heath%20-%20Site%20BrP7.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.brookmans.com/pdfs/A%20new%20neighbourhood%20at%20Little%20Heath%20-%20Site%20BrP7.pdf</a>

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1299 on: April 22, 2015, 09:29:33 am »
An interesting article by  County Councillor Malcolm Cowan in todays WH Times
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1300 on: June 03, 2015, 09:17:40 am »
Good morning


Some clear support from our local MPs against the Local plan proposals for Little Heath
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1301 on: June 06, 2015, 08:20:42 am »
The shrubs and bushes at the end of Bradmore Way (The access to BPr12) have been removed and a large metal gate installed, there have also been Gas engineers digging in Peplins Wood. The rumour being that some sort of planning permission has been passed for this site and the owner of the site has started putting things in place for work to start, has anyone heard anything similar, or are there any facts to back this up?? My thinking being IF he is going to start work here before a site has been decided on does he know something we don't???
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1302 on: June 06, 2015, 08:34:51 am »
The shrubs and bushes at the end of Bradmore Way (The access to BPr12) have been removed and a large metal gate installed, there have also been Gas engineers digging in Peplins Wood.

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1303 on: June 06, 2015, 08:35:07 am »
Just gone through the recent planning applications received by the Parish Council and no planning applications have been submitted (or approved) for this site.


You can check planning applications submitted or decided via the following link:


https://fastweb.welhat.gov.uk/welcome.asp


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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1304 on: June 06, 2015, 08:57:06 am »
A reminder that we have a pull-together showing all the areas put forward for consideration. The BrP12 site was, at the time, described as "finely balanced" in terms of its suitability for development. For more information click on the headline in the box below.

Where will the new houses be built?
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1305 on: June 06, 2015, 09:33:52 am »
Virtually all the proposed sites in North Mymms now have detailed developers proposals available to view online in the Local Plan Consultation Document -

http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/planning_policy/local_plan_consultation_january_2015/local_plan_consultation_january_2015

You will have to click on the relevant section depending on whether the site is classed as Finely Balanced (as is the case with BrP12) or Less Favourable and then scroll through the comments.

The developers proposals are shown as comments with downloadable PDF's - in many cases they are large files and will take some time to download.

BrP12 actually has 11 PDF's from developer Aurora.

If the site you are interested in is classed as More Favourable it will be listed under its geographical location - Welham Green, Brookmans Park or Little Heath.

 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1306 on: June 06, 2015, 09:50:59 am »
There has always been a metal gate there but it's been covered with dense foliage for many years.

The meadow (henceforce we might refer to it as  'Bradmore Meadow(TM)', which I feel has a nice ring to it and more accurately reflects that it is a haven for wildlife and is a pristine example of an English flower meadow) remains very much in the green belt. The phrase 'finely balanced' would probably be subject to significant challenge having effectively been 'made up' by WelHat's officers. Does it have any legal basis? I doubt it very much. All the phrases that WelHat has employed in the local plan are highly subjective, unscientific and poorly derived.

Perhaps whoever owns Bradmore Meadow (could someone unequivocally establish fact from fiction?) is feeling philanthropic and is planning to open it up to all the  residents of North Mymms. Who could possibly want to build on it?

Perhaps I am living in a parallel universe, I don't know, but it would seem that there are a lot of people intent on and capable of protecting our green belt from the Philistines at the gate?
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1307 on: June 06, 2015, 09:54:19 am »
Virtually all the proposed sites in North Mymms now have detailed developers proposals available to view online in the Local Plan Consultation Document -

http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/planning_policy/local_plan_consultation_january_2015/local_plan_consultation_january_2015

You will have to click on the relevant section depending on whether the site is classed as Finely Balanced (as is the case with BrP12) or Less Favourable and then scroll through the comments.

Hi Epiphany, thanks for sharing that link and for the instructions. To make it easier to find the comments, here is the link to the page for BrP12.

http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/planning_policy/local_plan_consultation_january_2015/local_plan_consultation_january_2015?pointId=ID-3277388-SITE-BRP12&do=view
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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1308 on: June 06, 2015, 10:23:17 am »


Perhaps whoever owns Bradmore Meadow (could someone unequivocally establish fact from fiction?) is feeling philanthropic and is planning to open it up to all the  residents of North Mymms. Who could possibly want to build on it?





The owner of Bradmore Meadow is shown in the Dec 2014 SHLAA document as being J White Custodian Trust


http://www.welhat.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=9703&p=0


 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1309 on: June 06, 2015, 11:06:09 am »
I was under the impression that the land had been purchased by a developer along with a parcel of land behind the golf club!
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1310 on: June 06, 2015, 02:39:24 pm »
Hi Chungdokwan, the gate is new, the area was cleared completely and a new gate and fence erected.
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1311 on: June 07, 2015, 06:05:12 pm »
I can confirm that the Golf Club has NOT sold that land!!
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1312 on: June 17, 2015, 02:06:20 pm »
Thanks for clarifying, Alex. Much appreciated.

Personally, I think that the new gate and wooden fence are a vast improvement on the previous rusty old gate and fence covered in foliage. Now people can view Bradmore Flower Meadow and can more fully appreciate just what an attractive spot it is.

Now, if there were to be a few gravel paths installed north towards Welham Green and east towards Chancellors's School our children would have a nice, relatively safe place to cycle (to and from the schools), offering far more than a mere nod to sustainability. Cyclists and walkers would be welcome but not dogs (despite owning a couple): the opposite of Gobions in fact so no poo hazards and perhaps more fun for youngsters who require somewhere safe to cycle.

   
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1313 on: June 24, 2015, 09:31:33 am »
Good morning


An article form the W H Times showing the new or changed sites for the Local Plan.BrP7 has been extended and we have already lodged our complaint to the Council.


The local residents have clearly shown in their responses to the Council that this development is unacceptable and unwanted
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1314 on: June 24, 2015, 10:03:19 am »
All of the proposed new sites and the detailed developers proposals for the existing sites are available to view on the North Mymms District Green Belt Society website -

http://www.greenbeltsociety.org.uk/
 

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« Reply #1315 on: June 24, 2015, 10:16:55 am »
New sites in North Mymms have been added to the Local Plan and are available to view along with the detailed developers proposals for the existing sites on the North Mymms District Green Belt Society website -

http://www.greenbeltsociety.org.uk/
 

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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1316 on: June 24, 2015, 12:16:11 pm »
New sites in North Mymms have been added to the Local Plan and are available to view along with the detailed developers proposals for the existing sites on the North Mymms District Green Belt Society website -

http://www.greenbeltsociety.org.uk/

Thanks for the info Epiphany, I have updated our report regarding local house building to reflect the changes. That report is below along with maps taken from the council’s briefing pack of the areas added or extended.

Where will the new houses be built?
The new or extended sites below...















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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1317 on: June 24, 2015, 01:23:02 pm »

With so many changes, it's almost back to square one, as far as the need to 'consult' goes.

It wouldn't be quite so depressing if these were truly to satisfy local need. Safe bet that they'll be priced well out of range of locals dreaming of a 'place of their own'.



 

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« Reply #1318 on: June 25, 2015, 01:12:28 pm »
For info there is a WelHat Cabinet Housing and Planning Panel meeting tonight.  On the Agenda is the following:

10. THE LOCAL PLAN UPDATE: Report of the Director (Governance) advises Members of the representations received to the consultation documents which are currently being processed and analysed. This report also sets out some of the emerging key issues raised in the responses, a list of new sites and further technical work which needs to be carried out. Page(s) 59 to 98.

The meeting is at 7.30 at the Maple Room, Salvation House, 2 Sterling Court, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT. It is open  to the public and Brookmans Park Residents Association (BPRA) representatives will be there.


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Re: Housing, planning, and development in North Mymms
« Reply #1319 on: June 25, 2015, 07:22:48 pm »
Or what used to be known as keeping your powder dry.

A blindingly obvious strategy: wait until you gauge the level of opposition to the almost universally unsuitable and woeful sites identified by our highly talented planning 'experts' and equally talented councillors (and Boggis and Bunce and Bean), almost uniformly well within the green belt and so requiring its re-defining, and then unleash your own sites. Voila! That's it, you come up smelling of roses.

The Rookery Café won't be much missed and I'm sure it's not Grade I listed, unless it was where the Kinks had their first gig.


 

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