Keep East of Luton Green supporting North Herts to stop development

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By Fiona_Sweeney | Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 00:30

As the battle against the proposed North Herts Development rumbles on the Keep East of Luton Green public meeting at Wigmore Church on Saturday the 30th of January was well attended.

More people than expected turned out to hear how they could object to Bloor Homes developing land on the Herts/Beds border. A committee of four headed up the meeting and amongst them was Cllr David Barnard, North Herts and Cllr Jenny Davies, Luton. 

KEOLG is a privately funded, non political organisation that wants to put a stop to Bloor Homes developing 1,000 houses to the East of Luton on Green Belt Land.

Apart from this fact other reasons for objection were raised at the meeting and they were:

1) Lack of Infrastructure.

2) Transport Implications.

3) Pressure on schools, hospitals and other public services.   

4) Environmental issues: protected species.

5) Loss of identity of villages of Cockernhoe, Tea Green and

    Mangrove Green.


The decision by Luton and Central Beds Joint Planning Committee to select this area for urban expansion has come under fire for the reason that it ...'does not stand up to the test of soundness required when compared with other areas.'

Anyone wishing to object to this proposal has until the 10th of February to send in their objections in and you can visit the KEOLG website and print off a copy of their objection letter and then forward it onto the Principal Planning Officer, Simon Ellis at the Council Offices in Letchworth Garden City.

The committee at the meeting assured its audience that as long as each person signs their copy of the objection letter with an audible signature it is counted as an individual objection to the proposal and not counted in as one mass vote.

The website for KEOLG is and has all the up to date information, important names and addresses and a printable objection letter for your use.



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