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Green belt petition handed to council

Green belt land
Bob Wilson, president of the NMDGBS handing in the petition along with other society members
  Camera courtesy of Fujifilm
A 350-name petition and letter, opposing building on green belt land near Welham Green, has been delivered to the local authority.

Three areas, currently part of the green belt, are being considered for possible development as part of the Welwyn Hatfield District plan review. They include:

  • 52 acres of land at Marshmoor (the land between the railway line and the A1000, north of Dixons Hill Road)
  • 10 acres of land known as Skimpans Farm Meadows (between the railway line and Station Road, south of Bulls Lane)
  • 2.2 acres of land at the end of Welham Manor, off Dixons Hill Road.

North Mymms District Green Belt Society (NMDGBS) fears that if the builders get the go-ahead, up to 700 extra homes could be built locally.

The NMDGBS distributed 1,600 leaflets in the area and so far 22.5% have been returned. Of the 372 responses, 358 gave supported protecting the green belt. A public meeting in May was attended by 185 local residents.

The petition, which was gathered following that meeting, was handed in at WHDC planning office by local resident and NMDGBS president, Bob Wilson, on Tuesday night.

Another newsletter is to be distributed throughout North Mymms, followed by another public meeting to be held on Monday 30 June at the North Mymms Youth and Community Centre, Station Road, starting at 8pm.

You can discuss this issue in this site’s Forum.

17 June 2003

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