Big response to new homes survey
More than 650 North Mymms residents have responded to a survey organised to gauge public opinion about plans to build an extra 4,200 homes in the area.
The local green belt society fears the homes would have to be built on green belt land.
The responses, which the North Mymms District Green Belt Society (NMDGBS) says were received from virtually every road in North Mymms, will be handed in at the Welwyn Hatfield Council offices in Welwyn Garden City at 12.30 on Friday 10 November.
According to the honorary secretary of the NMDGBS, Bob Horrocks, the response indicates the level of local interest in the issue.
"These 657 replies from just one small area compares very favourably when you think that the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England has gathered 2,500 responses so far. North Mymms residents have stood up and been counted," he said.
The delegation handing in the survey is expected to include the immediate past president of the NMDGBS, Bob Wilson, and the new president, Gary Mabbutt, as well as local Conservative MP, Grant Shapps, who is conducting a campaign against the plans, and the chair of the NMDGBS, Claire Taylor.
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3 November 2006
New homes meeting update - 3 October 2006