Our campaign is a wake-up call for North Herts District Council Council. They are proposing to build 14,200 homes in the area. We are saying loud and clear that whatever their original intentions are that up to date not one printed letter by the Comet newspaper favours this proposal. Baldock have been fighting local proposals to build 3591 houses round it on prime agricultural land, which is currently part of the Green Belt.
Local people are being disregarded, open countryside is being developed while suitable brownfield land is left unused, and still too few homes are being built. There is evidence from across England that the effects of current policies on the countryside are devastating to our Green Belt protected areas. Our valued countryside will be destroyed along with ancient hedgerows and endangered wildlife.
The campaign is to stop the coalescence of towns and villages separated by Green Belt land. With state aid we could build a New Town or Garden City creating its own infrastructure and allowing Green Belt land to be left for all to enjoy.
Do you want 14,200 new homes on your
Green Belt land?
The key sites identified are:
Baldock Nine sites have been allocated in-and-around Baldock, including one of 2,800 dwellings at the Blackhorse Farm site, north of the town. The estimated total number of dwellings for the plan period is 3,591. A masterplan for the Blackhorse Farm site will be prepared to include the provision of a new road and pedestrian bridge across the railway, adequate new schools including a secondary school and a new neighbourhood centre.
Great Ashby and North East of Stevenage Two sites are allocated for an estimated 857 additional dwellings.
Hitchin Nine sites are allocated in and around Hitchin. The town is estimated to see 1,342 additional dwellings over the plan period.The largest site is for 484 dwellings on land at Highover Farm.
Letchworth Garden City 11 sites are allocated in Letchworth, the largest of which being land north of Letchworth with an estimated 1,000 dwellings. The total number of dwellings to be delivered is estimated to be 2,030.
Stevenage North One site on undeveloped farm land in the parish of Graveley is allocated as a housing site with an estimated 1,000 dwellings.
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