save ELSTREE - Object to the local plan


ACT NOW to object to the  Hertsmere Council plan to add 3000 new houses to Elstree and Borehamwood

STOP a 20% increase in existing housing, sited predominantly on acres of precious Greenbelt.


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Elstree and Borehamwood and its surroundings are already too heavily built up. Adding 3000 new properties will overburden the Town and the Village, our roads and our infrastructure. Most of the time in Elstree it is difficult to turn from our residential roads onto main roads or turn onto roads leading out of the area as we have no priority into roads carrying traffic through and past our area. Adding 325 properties off Barnet Lane East of Deacons Hill Road, (including 75 adjacent to Hartfield Avenue) and 190 properties in the heart of Elstree Village in addition to moving the Schopwick Surgery to Allum Lane accessed by the busy refuse site entrance with NO additional transport infrastructure, will only make these journeys even more difficult. A proposed Senior School off Barnet Lane, adjacent to Scratchwood, will intensify traffic even further. ALL of these sites are currently GREENBELT.

Adding to these impacts are a proposed 800 properties plus a traveller site on Cowley Hill, 165 homes on Organ Hall Farm, plus a “Media Quarter” – all on GREENBELT and 685 properties on Elstree Way Corridor and 150 at The Point in Borehamwood High Street. Most areas do not have plans for the additional primary school places in walking distance of the proposed developments.

Reasons to Object

Greenbelt loss: The greenbelt was created to prevent urban sprawl by keeping green buffers between settlements. It is the lungs of London

Threat to the natural environment: The destruction of our green areas means a loss of natural habitats and is a threat to wild life

Loss of Farmland: Means a loss of local produce

Climate Crisis:  How will we ever meet our carbon reduction commitments if we concrete over our green fields?

Pollution:  Created by traffic from the new homes

Infrastructure:  Pressure on roads, schools, trains & medical services

Out of date:  Housing demand has actually fallen according to government data

These are just some of the reasons to object to the Plan.

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You may have your own to add too. Make sure you list them all when you submit an objection. 

Elstree is in Danger

Object now before it’s too late!

What can I do?

ACT NOW to object to the Draft Local Plan to build over 3000 houses on 142 acres of Greenbelt in Elstree & Borehamwood

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    Oliver Dowden MP

    Cllr Morris Bright – Leader of Hertsmere Council

    Cllr Harvey Cohen – Portfolio holder for Planning at Hertsmere Council

    Cllr John Graham – Aldenham East

    Cllr Lucy Selby – Aldenham East

    Cllr Caroline Clapper – Aldenham West

    Cllr David Lambert  – Aldenham West

    Local Plan Consultation
    Hertsmere Borough Council
    3 Elstree Way
    WD6 9SR