Our AGM at Brookmans Park United Reformed
Church.See below for details
April 2006 at .
Litter clearance -see
below for details.
Sat 14 Oct 2006 at
21st annual Lunch, with tickets available via our Secretary.
Prices likely to be £6 (£4 for under 10 year olds)
including a drink (beer, wine, or soft)
successes in 2005
Planning applications - In 2005
there were162applications in the
parish, compared with 235 in 2004.We
objected to or commented on 18 of them (11%), with success in 11 cases and 2 still to be decided.We do not oppose the vast majority of planning
applications, which are mainly for house extensions and conservatories.
www.GreenBeltSociety.org.uk.Over 4,000 people visited our website in 2005, averaging 11
a day.They came from all over the
world, including Japan,
and even Romania!
Flats at 1-3 Georges Wood Road
Not in the
Green Belt but we opposed this application because it would change the
character of the area.In September 2005
Welwyn Hatfield Council approved replacement of these two houses with 12 flats
in two buildings. We then obtained legal advice.It concluded that we had no prospect of
succeeding in bringing an application for judicial review.This was the only means of getting the
council to reconsider this approval.
‘Footballers Wives’ house
A local house
in the Green Belt has been used as a set for this TV series.The council issued an enforcement order to
stop this use.A Planning Inspector
dismissed an appeal because of the nuisance to neighbours, and not on Green
Flats at 9 Bluebridge Road
Also not in
the Green Belt, but the owners won their appeal and received permission to
replace this house with 4 flats.
Angerland Common, South Way, Hatfield
Located in the
Green Belt, next to the Cemetery, there is to be an 800 car-spacePark
and Ride facility, 6 full-sized football pitches, 4
mini-pitches.Hatfield Town Football
Club will have a floodlit pitch, a new 450-spectators stand and clubhouse.There will also be a cricket field, the home
ground for the Cavendish Cricket Club.
Third annual litter clearance
Can you help for
an hour or two starting at on Sunday 2 April 2006?Black bags, gloves and some ‘pickers’ will be
provided. We meet at the Scout Hut, Station Road, and expect to clear litter at
·Gobions Open Space, starting at from the car park off Moffats
·Brookmans Park railway station and
all of Station Road
·Bluebridge Road (from the bridge southwards) & Hawkshead Road
East of England Plan
Over 100 local
residents attended our Public Meeting last February and 400+ residents sent
comments to the East of England Regional Assembly.Many thanks. The speaker at our AGM will
update us on progress.
Just to remind
you, if approved, 478,000 homes could be built in the East of England between 2001
and 2021. Permission has now been given for 3,600 of them west of Stevenage.
This month Arlington Securities unveiled
proposals for 15,000 new homes between Hatfield and St
major worries about funding the additional infrastructure, with water a
particular issue in both the East and South East. Water companies predict hosepipe bans in 2006
and other measures because of the low rainfall.How can they cope if these extra homes are built?
Welwyn Hatfield District Plan.
adopted its updated Plan in April 2005.It has now started drawing up the next version – now called a
‘Development Plan’.We are being
consulted at all stages.
Hertsmere Development Plan
is also consulting us on the replacement for its District Plan.
include a second runway and an increase in passenger from 7.5 million a year to
35 million a year.By 2012 it would equal
the current size of Heathrow.
Stansted airport expansion
BAA proposes a
second runway and passenger numbers to increase from 22 million a year to
possibly 76 million by 2030.Flight
numbers would triple.
Expansion of Luton
and Stansted airports are bound to affect us with the increased need for
housing, traffic congestion, road building, and aircraft noise.
We keep you informed
about what is happening by means of:
-www.greenbeltsociety.org.uk , our
website which is updated very regularly,
-Chancellor's Community Newsletter, and
The East of
England Regional Assembly gave our contact details to other organisations as an
example of how our strong membership and our campaign in 2005 produced a huge
response on the draft East of England Plan.This was just one example of how our voice is noticed by authorities.
increase the strength of our voice in 2006.Annual membership costs just £1 a head, so why not enrol all your
family? You, and your family, can enrol at our AGM, or mail
the form in the distributed copy of this Newsletter together with a
cheque/postal order payable to 'North Mymms District Green Belt Society'
NORTH MYMMS DISTRICT
GREEN BELT SOCIETY
- Bob Wilson
This Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Monday 27 March 2006 at in the United Reformed Church Hall, Bluebridge
Road, BrookmansPark, Herts.All are warmly welcome but only members of
the Society can vote.
1.To confirm the Minutes of the Annual
General Meeting held on 21
2.To deal with matters arising from those
3.To receive the Chairman's report
4.The presentation of the Accounts for
the year ended 31
5.To receive the Membership Secretary's
6.Election of Officers and Committee
7.Election of the Honorary Auditor
8.Any other business
speaker will then update us on the draft East of England Plan.Kevin Fitzgerald is the Hon Director of the
Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)-Herts Society. That Society attended
every day of the EEP Inquiry in Public.Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be served afterwards.