Plans for Ashwell housing development given green light

PUBLISHED: 17:20 15 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:20 15 July 2014

The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation have supported the housing development proposal

The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation have supported the housing development proposal

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Plans for a housing development were given the green light last night (Monday).

Members of the planning control committee at North Herts District Council approved an application to build 15 houses on agricultural land adjacent to Walkdens on Ashwell Street in Ashwell.

The development would be made up of four one-bedroom flats, eight two-bedroom houses and three three-bedroom houses, as well as a new road between 8 and 9 Walkdens.

Ashwell Parish Council had objected to the proposals, raising concerns about the loss of prime agricultural land, the lack of infrastructure and how it would ruin the view.

Ashwell parish councillor Graham Lee said: “There was a clear view from residents that the particular site was just too important as an agricultural and Green Belt site beyond the boundaries of the village.

“There is also the fact that there are a number of residents in that area that suffer drainage problems and this could make it worse.”

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  • It was a sad day for Ashwell and every other village in North Herts when planning permission was granted by NHDC for an extension to Walkdens and calls into question the judgement of NHDC when they can ignore the knowledge of Ashwell Parish Council who turned this application down twice ,the concerns of most of the residents of Station Rd , plus a lack of concern over the very poor infrastructure ,it seemed a fore gone conclusion it would pass and no amount evidence against this application would count; David Sims, Ashwell.

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