Calling all Walkers !
The attached map shows the footpaths south of Radlett. Those in purple are public footpaths, those in green are public bridleways. Within the yellow circle there is an informal footpath – the dotted line linking footpaths A31 and A32. This is used by many residents for a circular walk around Radlett via Aldenham school playing fields to (or from) Battlers Green farm.
We want to hear from people who have walked these footpaths and used this informal link. That will enable us to apply to Hertfordshire County Council for the footpath to become a properly adopted public footpath.
If you have used this footpath – frequently or infrequently, recently or in previous years – please let us know. Allan Cole is kindly collating evidence to enable us to make a submission. Please contact him [email protected] if you can help in any way.
Warm Spaces in Radlett and Shenley
Due to increases in the cost of living, our residents continue to face unprecedented pressures.
Heating our homes is more expensive than ever, so Hertfordshire County Council and their partners have developed a network of Warm Spaces, which people can use to stay warm this winter.
Please click here to find out more: Warm spaces located in Radlett and Shenley
ALERT – Major new housing development proposed for Radlett
Developers Fairfax sent letters to a number of Radlett residents in August inviting their comments on a proposal to build 195 new homes on the land between Shenley Road and Theobald Street in Radlett, adjacent to Newberries School. They have now followed up this “public consultation” by making an Outline Planning Application to Hertsmere Borough Council (Reference 22/1539/OUT).
This site was identified as “R3” in Hertsmere’s shelved draft Local Plan as being a possible area of Green Belt land that could be developed for housing in future. However it is and will remain Green Belt unless and until it is changed as a result of any new Local Plan so cannot be built upon now.
The Society strongly objects to this proposal and you can add your comments by 25th October to Hertsmere Planners by emailing [email protected] with reference 22/1539/OUT
UPDATE ON SOLAR PLANT APPEAL
As you know the Combined Objector’s Group (which includes The Radlett Society) is fighting the Appeal against the Solar Plant. The Public Inquiry opens on Wednesday 19 October at 10am at Hertsmere’s Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA and will run for 8 days.
The COG’s participation is being funded entirely by donations from local residents and organisations. Thanks to their generosity more than 90% of the required funds have now been raised. But a few thousand pounds are still needed to cover the costs of the planning consultant, expert witnesses and legal representation. We are making a final request for donations. All contributions will be gratefully received.
Donations should please be made to:
Radlett Society & Green Belt Association (Charity No 280877)
Sort Code 08-92-99 Account No 67202812
Please Reference “Solar Appeal”
The aims and objects of the Radlett Society and Green Belt Association are:
(a) to improve, protect and preserve for the benefit of the public the countryside and the country around the village of Radlett, the village of Radlett and the green belt around Radlett
(b) to stimulate public interest in the area of benefit
(c) to promote high standards of planning and architecture in the area of benefit
(d) to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic or public Interest in the area of benefit.
RSGBA 2021 newsletter
The 2021 RSGBA Newsletter has been circulated to Radlett residents and is also available here – RSGBA 2021 NEWSLETTER
Radlett Neighbourhood Plan (see https://www.radlettplan.org/ ) Approved
The Radlett Neighbourhood Plan was approved by the Radlett Residents in the Referendum on 6th May 2021. There were 2,842 votes cast of which 2,127 were ‘Yes’ votes. For further details please see the press release here.
This now means that Hertsmere BC must refer to the Plan and the criteria therein when considering planning applications and other developments. The Plan is also a key reference point for us – and residents generally – in considering how to respond to proposals.