Housing developments locally to Ellenbrook has been dismissed from the plan.
Local Plan update
Residents may remember that back in 2019 Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council put out a call for sites as part of the Local Plan (for housing development). Although rejected in 2016, owners of land resubmitted four sites in the Ellenbrook area for consideration again for housing development. These were Hat2 Ellenbrook Fields, Hat 3 bordering driveway to Nast Hyde House / Wilkins Green Lane, Hat 4 Wilkins Green Lane and Hat19 bordering driveway to Nast Hyde House and Bramble Road. EARA and many local residents submitted strong objections to the sites and I am pleased to announce that all sites have again been rejected and will not be included in the local plan for development. The decision has been approved at the WHBC committees. WHBC also decided not to include the proposed development at Symonshyde despite it being approved in 2016.
This is great news for our area particularly as all four Ellenbrook sites were rejected during the initial work on the suitability of the sites by officers of the council.
However the total number of dwellings in the new Local Plan falls short of the number that the planning inspector suggested for our borough, so we will have to wait and see if the proposed local plan is accepted.
Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel:
Thursday, 23rd January 2020 at 7:30pm…. Webcast: https://welhat.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/457888
Wednesday, 29th January 2020 at 7:30pm…. Webcast: https://welhat.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/458655
Cabinet, 30th January 2030 at 7.30pm…. Webcast: https://welhat.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/471033
This has now passed by Cabinet. None of our areas are included in the plan. Symondshyde has been removed – high impact to green belt. The map has changed, the results is 14,000 houses (SOS Inspector wanted 16,000).
Update will be forthcoming.
Welwyn Hatfield Times: https://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/welwyn-hatfield-borough-council-local-plan-puts-forward-sites-1-6459303
Please note that sites have changed and a new map will be published.