Opposition to green belt changes grows
Two months ago, the North Mymms District Green Belt Society (NMDGBS) distributed 1,600 newsletters in Welham Green inviting people to a public meeting to hear about the proposals.
The NMDGBS wanted to inform residents about the local areas being considered for possible development as part of the Welwyn Hatfield District plan review.
A total of 185 people attended that meeting and, of those leafleted, 20% have returned the response slip saying they back the NMDGBS campaign.
Three areas of land, currently part of the green belt, are being considered for development. They include:
The NMDGBS fears that if the builders get the go-ahead up to 700 extra homes could be built locally.
The honorary secretary of the NMDGBS, Bob Horrocks, says the responses will now be handed to the Chief Planning Officer for Welwyn Hatfield District Council, Chris Conway by local resident and society president Bob Wilson.
Another newsletter is to be distributed throughout the whole of North Mymms in the next ten days and this will be followed by another public meeting on Monday 30 June at the North Mymms Youth and Community Centre, Station Road, starting at 8pm.
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