Saturday, 19 August 2017

Local Plan- Potentially Even more dwellings than originally planned.

Residents,

The Public Examination of the Local Plan starts on 21 September continuing through the Autumn. Mr Mel Middleton, the Appointed Inspector will test the Council's draft Plan against legal requirements and consider comments and objections previously submitted.

Full details can be found on the "Green Belt Society" web site; http://www.greenbeltsociety.org.uk/

We are working with the Green Belt Society, and rest assured every effort will be put into challenging any additional dwellings in our locality. Expert advice is arranged, this will be at a cost, so please join the Green Belt Society, who are championing the challenge.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Planning

Good afternoon. Here is the latest article of interest from this week’s W H Times. This summarises the issues raised by the Inspector which Welwyn Hatfield Council have to respond to by Friday. Challenging times ahead!





Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Local Plan- Update

Latest News

June 2017

LOCAL PLAN UPDATE

Colin Haigh, Head of Planning, has written confirming that the Local Plan was submitted to The Secretary of State on the 15 May 2017.  Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) Dip TD DipMgmt MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan (2013-2032).  His task will be to consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).

The Submission and Supporting documents can all be viewed at www.welhat.gov.uk/localplanexamination  The documents can also be viewed at Inspection Points.  Those Points in North Mymms are as follows:

Brookmans Park Library     Mon to Tues      14.00-18.00                      

Thurs to Fri       14.00-18.00

Saturday           09.00-13.00

North Mymms Parish Council   By appointment only

Parish Offices   Adj 1 Bushwood Close

Tel    01707 268418

Email: clerk@northmymms.org

There is also a direct link to the Examination Library (Evidence Base):  www.welhat.gov.uk/localplanexamination

The Council has appointed Louise St John Howe as its Programme Officer – she can be contacted via email to louise@poservices.co.uk or by calling 07789 486419.  The Programme Officer will work on behalf of the examination Inspector and be responsible for day-to-day administration including the examination hearings.  The Programme Officer will contact all respondents who have indicated that they wish to speak at the hearings in due course, and there is nothing further those respondents need to do at this stage.

 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

UPDATE ON THE LOCAL PLAN

Latest News

June 2017

LOCAL PLAN UPDATE

Colin Haigh, Head of Planning, has written confirming that the Local Plan was submitted to The Secretary of State on the 15 May 2017.  Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) Dip TD DipMgmt MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan (2013-2032).  His task will be to consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).

The Submission and Supporting documents can all be viewed at www.welhat.gov.uk/localplanexamination  The documents can also be viewed at Inspection Points.  Those Points in North Mymms are as follows:

Brookmans Park Library     Mon to Tues      14.00-18.00                      

Thurs to Fri       14.00-18.00

Saturday           09.00-13.00

North Mymms Parish Council   By appointment only

Parish Offices   Adj 1 Bushwood Close

Tel    01707 268418

Email: clerk@northmymms.org

There is also a direct link to the Examination Library (Evidence Base):  www.welhat.gov.uk/localplanexamination

The Council has appointed Louise St John Howe as its Programme Officer – she can be contacted via email to louise@poservices.co.uk or by calling 07789 486419.  The Programme Officer will work on behalf of the examination Inspector and be responsible for day-to-day administration including the examination hearings.  The Programme Officer will contact all respondents who have indicated that they wish to speak at the hearings in due course, and there is nothing further those respondents need to do at this stage.

 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Letter that has been sent to ALL Parliamentary candidates.

Dear Residents,

 

Please find below, an email that has been sent to ALL Parliamentary candidates by the “North Mymms Green Belt Society”, which the Brookmans Park Residents Association associates itself with.

 

Regards

 

Martin Connolly

Honorary Secretary.

 

 

“On behalf of the North Mymms District Green Belt Society, with some one thousand members in the Welwyn Hatfield Constituency, I am writing to you as a candidate for the Constituency in the forthcoming General Election.

 

The Society would like to ask you about your commitment to the Green Belt and would be grateful if you would answer the following questions.

 

1.         Do you agree that a Green Belt Policy is necessary to prevent urban sprawl and that the Home Counties in particular are in special need of protection against the expansionary pressures from London?

 

2.         Do you support the National Planning Policy Framework which permits development within the Green Belt only in “very special circumstances” and alteration of Green Belt boundaries only in “exceptional circumstances”?

 

3.         Do you agree that it is wrong for Local Authorities to set housing targets in the Local Plan without also providing for a proper increase in the supporting infrastructure?

 

4.         Do you agree that WHBC should not be pressurised by Central Government policies to agree to inflated housing and development targets in the Local Plan if these cannot be met without building in the Green Belt?

 

5.         Do you agree that the housing target of 12,024 chosen by WHBC in its Local Plan is too high for the area, reflects pressures from Central Government and is driven by “London” rather than “local” needs?

 

6.         If elected will you:

 

  • Press for the immediate review of the methodology being used to calculate housing targets (the OAN) promised in the recent Housing White Paper?

 

  • Positively seek to work with other Hertfordshire MPs to stop development expansion in the County at the expense of the Green Belt?

 

We are writing similarly to all the candidates and it is our intention to place the answers from each of the candidates on our website at http://www.greenbeltsociety.org.uk

 

Thank you in anticipation for your reply.

 

Regards

 

Nigel F. Matthews OBE

Chairman

North Mymms District Green Belt Society”

 

 

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Local Plan - April 2017 update

Good Morning Residents

 

The Council have finally signed off the Local plan unchanged as was anticipated.

The link below confirms the Councils decision.

 

The next stage in the process is that we now await the Government Inspectors consultation meeting.

 

The link below sets out some detail;


FYI - http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/12-000-homes-for-welwyn-hatfield-backed-in-final-council-vote-1-4970886
 

 

BROOKMANS PARK:
 BrP4/HS22 Land west of Brookmans Park - 250 dwellings
 BrP13/HS21 West of Golf Club Road - 14 dwellings
 BrP14/HS23 East of Golf Club Road – 10 dwellings

 

With regards to BrP4/HS22, what happens with access and the rail bridge- who knows?

 

More anon!