Warehouse development in the Green Belt

Residents may have noticed the large new warehouses being constructed along Cole Green Lane, next to the new Welcome to Welwyn Garden City sign. This development is on land within the green belt, it appears it was granted planning permission by WHBC.  A short video has appeared on YouTube talking about this controversial development, you […]

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Birchall Garden Suburb and the Local Plan

We have issued a new letter and Press Release articulating our concerns about the proposed Birchall Garden Suburb. The letter has been sent to our local authorities, you can read more about it on our website by clicking HERE.

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Local Plan Examination Stage 2

This week the government appointed Inspector, Mel Middleton, held the second stage of his planned hearings to examine the WHBC Local Plan. The plan  will be the blueprint for development in our borough up until 2031. The hearings took place over 4 days and were streamed live and can still be viewed as recordings. All […]

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Thoughts on Tarmac’s recent public exhibitions for Birchall Garden Suburb

Local landowner Tarmac held two public exhibitions of its proposals for Birchall Garden Suburb which includes 2,500 new homes, schools, recreation and employment land. The site covers the former Cole Green/Holwell Hyde landfill site with much of the area also falling under neighbouring East Herts Borough.  The former landfill site accepted waste from London and […]

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Revised version of our ‘What Lies Beneath’ paper on Cole Green dump

The Society has updated its document published in the Autumn about the former landfill site covering much of the site now being promoted for “Birchall Garden Suburb’. The original document (available on this site) was submitted into the WHBC Local Plan consultation which closed in October. It was sent separately to relevant people within WHBC […]

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