Travellers site identified
Welwyn Hatfield Council is required by law to assess the accommodation needs for the travelling community and to provide ‘adequate accommodation in suitable places.’
Independent research, carried out last year, concluded that there were not enough legal and permanent sites in northern and eastern Hertfordshire and that there was a need for 45 pitches by 2012.
According to the North Mymms District Green Belt Society (NMDGBS), the site identified by the report is to the south side of Bulls Lane and extends from opposite the entrance to Linden Lodge for about 800m eastwards.
It is about 18 acres of land and big enough for 17 pitches.
NMDGBS says it has been advised by Welwyn Hatfield Council that the report provides a starting point for the preparation of the Local Development Framework (LDF) which is in its early stages.
The council will start consultations on the proposal next year. The LDF will replace the current District Plan
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18 October 2007