No to Green Belt plan after name blunder

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A DEVELOPMENT agent who misspelt Berkhamsted in a letter asking town leaders to support a plan for homes on Green Belt land was dismissed by councillors.

A Quilichan Consultancy representative wrote to ‘Berkhamstead’ Town Council on behalf of a client who lives within Dacorum Borough Council.

The agent said the land can only be accessed from a site of 24 homes off Bank Mill Lane, owned by his client.

He wrote that the “redundant and otherwise largely useless piece of fringe Green Belt” could be better used to build homes – some of which would be affordable.

The agent also wrote that the loud noise of passing trains was “not normally associated with the Green Belt.”

But in a meeting of Berkhamsted Town Council’s planning committee, members opposed the plan.

Councillor Laurence Handy said: “We do not want to see further development along the canal, especially after that monstrosity that’s already there.”

Committee chairman Ian Reay said: “They can’t even spell the name of the town properly.”