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North Herts District Council

- Proposed Allocated Site PT1 Land east of Priors Hill

Please Note:

This site was first include as Site 64 with an estimate that 146 dwellings could be built on this land.  However following a re-assessment the site was split into Site 64n (north) and Site 64s (south).  Site 64n was rejected as unsuitable, which now leaves PT1 (previously Site 64s) with a revised estimated capacity of with 88 dwellings, a number which is believed to include the 11 affordable houses currently being built.

This site last came up in consultation around 2009 and proved highly controversial, receiving (I believe) about 275 representations of which all but 13 were objections (if you want to confirm that these are accurate numbers please count them for yourself in summary document here.

What is the current situation?

This site was not originally an official site, proposed by NHDC, it was a developer led proposal which NHDC were obliged to include. What has recently changed is that it is now proposed that this site is officially recognised and included to meet the NHDC's target housing allocation and is used for an estimated 88 houses, a number which is believed to include the 11 affordable houses currently being built.

What can be done?

If this site is accepted into the Local Plan Preferred Option then it is almost certain to go ahead and may require access from Hambridge Way.

Details of how to comment, object or support (which must be done by 6/2/2015) are available here

If you wish to object (or support) then you must make your views know by the 6th February 2015.

If you objected or supported the original inclusion of this site, you should do so again to make sure your views are considered a summary of the previous submissions is available here.

The Neighbourhood Plan

Once last point, there is little, if anything, that the Steering Group for the Neighbourhood Plan can do in respect of numbers of dwellings if this site accepted after consultation.

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