save Radlett - object to planning REF 22/1539/out

PLEASE RESPOND TO AMENDED PROPOSAL for 195 New Homes On Green Belt between Shenley Hill & Theobald Street

ACT NOW to object to Hertsmere Council against the AMENDED planning application to construct up to 195 new homes on Green Belt land South of Shenley Hill Radlett Hertfordshire – between Theobald Street and Shenley Hill.

Reasons to Object

  • Over-development to a small village community
  • Harm and inappropriate development on the Green Belt
  • Substantial loss of High Value Grade 2 Agricultural Land. Complete loss of 28 acres of Grade 3 agricultural land
  • Infrastructure Issues resulting in additional traffic congestion.
  • Pressures on the existing mains water, sewerage, electricity and gas infrastructure
  • Pressure on the availability of places at the nearest secondary schools.
  • GP surgery changes will impact accessibility for the sick and elderly and onwards to the high street.
  • Without guaranteed funding in place, there’s no guarantee that a Medical Centre would materialise. 
  • A substantial increase in air pollution.  
  • No direct, dedicated, upgraded access for pedestrians and cyclists to Radlett station is proposed.
  •  Increased Noise Pollution
  •  Loss of visual amenity and outlook to neighbouring adjoining properties.
  • Harm to the local wildlife and protected species: Hertsmere Policies Map 2021-2027 names the area as a Local Wildlife Site
  • Destruction of a Regionally Important Geological Site as listed in the above Policies Map
  • Continued disruption to local residents over a long development period
  • New Homes will not be truly ‘affordable’. 
  • The Government’s position is not to allow development on the Green Belt.
  • Local MP Oliver Dowden quoted on 27th July 2022   “ I do not think it is appropriate for developments to be approved on sites included in the original draft plan – comprehensively rejected by residents earlier this year.”  
  • Opportunities for local employment for new residents would be very limited. 


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.

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

    Cllr John Graham – Aldenham East

    Cllr Lucy Selby – Aldenham East

    Cllr Caroline Clapper – Aldenham West

    Cllr David Lambert  – Aldenham West

    Planning Department
    Hertsmere Borough Council
    3 Elstree Way
    WD6 9SR