save HERTSMERE - object to planning 23/0223/FUL

23/0223/FUL – Resurfacing of Farm Access Track Land Adjacent To Cowley Hill Farm

ACT NOW to object to Hertsmere Council against the planning application for Resurfacing of Farm Access Track (Part Retrospective)  Land Adjacent To Cowley Hill Farm, Cowley Hill, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.



Reasons to Object

  1. No agricultural need
  1. If there ever were horses in the paddocks, they could be serviced by the old track or by a new mains water pipe – there have never been any horses in the paddocks since they were put up in Spring 2021.
  1. Environmental damage – the track has been widened from the width of one vehicle to the width of two. It has been contaminated with plastics, metals and rubbish which are harmful to the environment.
4. Common Land work approval is required by the Planning Inspectorate / Secretary of State.

Read the objection letter below in full


Dear Hertsmere Green Belt supporter,

Thank you for being part of the 18,000 objections against Hertsmere’s draft Local Plan which proposed building over 2,500 acres (almost 15%)   of our entire Green Belt.

Your support and objections forced our Councillors to listen and shelve the plan. However, by not providing an acceptable draft Local Plan the first time around, this has put our Green Belt at risk. Without a five-year housing supply, our Green Belt is now open to developer destruction.

Act Now

Our Local Councillors are there to represent us, so they should be rejecting ALL Green Belt proposals until we as residents can be properly consulted on a new and better Local Plan.

Numerous applications on the Green Belt have been submitted since the Plan was shelved and since approved. The map below highlights the danger facing us all.

We must continue to work together to object to these applications and ensure our elected Councillors listen to us the residents of Hertsmere.

Over the summer, and with an updated website, Save Hertsmere will re-connect with all local ‘Save’ Groups who promise to protect our Green Belt. We therefore need  your continued support. 

If you are a local action group working to protect the Green Belt in your area of Hertsmere, or wish to join our campaign, please contact us at: to join up and work with us, as together we are stronger.

Object now and register your views

    Alternative ways to object and have your say.

    Hertsmere Planning Department

    And… why not email your local councillors!

    You can copy the text from our email.

    Oliver Dowden MP

    Cllr Morris Bright – Leader of Hertsmere Council

    Cllr Harvey Cohen – Portfolio holder for Planning at Hertsmere Council

    Natalie Susman

    Planning Department
    Hertsmere Borough Council
    3 Elstree Way
    WD6 9SR