Councillors call to make a stand against village Green Belt changes

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Redbourn residents are being urged to attend a meeting of St Albans District Council as the authority seeks approval to declare ‘exceptional circumstances’ exist to warrant the changing of Green Belt boundaries.

District councillor Victoria Mead hopes people attend the meeting tomorrow evening at 7pm at the Civic Centre in St Paul’s Street, St Albans, to hear the proposals which could lead to Green Belt used for housing.

Redbourn Parish Council chairman David Mitchell also wrote to district councillors to urge them to vote against the proposals, saying: “Redbourn could see substantial development on its Green Belt if this boundary change is approved.

“We know our residents do not want this, based on the Redbourn Survey 2012/3.

“Not only are 2,500 houses being proposed on the Green Belt between the Hemel border and the M1, a similar number of homes are being built by Dacorum at East Hemel, giving a potential total of 4,000 to 5,000 new homes in the area.

“This would clearly damage the local countryside, and also heavily impact on Redbourn village itself.”

More details on the meeting are available here.