Monthly Archives: December 2012

Click here to see the comments that other Hatfield residents have left on the Proposed Core Strategy documents.

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December 31, 2012 · 12:55 pm

Join our petition march on Friday 4th January

petition march map

Please will you and your friends and neighbours join our petition march to the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council offices on Friday 4th January 2013. We are aiming for the petition march to arrive at the Council offices between 11:30am – 12:00pm.

There are two meeting points:

  • The first meeting point will be at the front of Green Lanes School at 10:00 am.
  • The second meeting point will be at Gosling Sports Park at 10:45 am.
  • If you are unable to participate in the march you can meet us at the offices, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE (between 11:30am – 12:00pm).

Please note:
– Some of the roads are busy so please pay attention to the road marshals and respect the road users.
– The march will be a long one so please ensure that you wear suitable clothing and footwear, and bring something to drink and to snack on.
– If you have a placard from the photo shoot then please bring it along, or make a new one.

If you have any questions about the petition march then please email karen@savehatfieldgreenbelt.co.uk

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December 31, 2012 · 9:46 am

Emerging Core Strategy forms to download

We have been told by Councillors that the single most important thing you can do is to comment on the Emerging Core Strategy document.

For those of you who are not able to comment on the Emerging Core Strategy documents online, please download these forms, print them, fill them in and hand them into the Council offices.

Emerging Core Strategy Response Forms

Land for Housing Outside Urban Areas Response Form

PLEASE NOTE:

the consultation end date on the forms is incorrect, the deadline has now been extended to the 31st January 2013.

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December 20, 2012 · 11:24 am

Our Welwyn Hatfield Times report

Welwyn Hatfield Times news story

Garden Village against 2 000 new homes

Click here to see the online version of this story.

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December 20, 2012 · 10:03 am

Grant Shapps MP answers your questions

grantshapps
Look at what we found on a Conservative blog, it makes for very interesting reading.

NigelC:
 Is the Green Belt safe under the Conservatives? Labour talk about maintaining the total acreage by compensatory additions when one site is redesignated for building. This defeats the purpose of the Green belt in containing urban sprawl and encouraging urban regeneration. Do the Conservatives recognise the real benefits the Green Belt brings in forcing hard planning decisions for our towns and cities?

Grant Shapps:
Yes we will rigorously protect the Green Belt and won’t pull the wool over people’s eyes by saying that we’re enlarging it, whilst simultaneously deleting parts and creating new green belt where there’s no real development pressure. The only caveat to this very firm policy would be if local people wanted to use Green Belt for a community based facility. I’m thinking here of the kind of development that may well provide a community sports facility on Green Belt in my own constituency. This would be subject to all the safeguards that you would expect, including final sign-off by the Secretary of State. The message would be simple though. We’ll protect the Green Belt and we won’t play tricks by deleting one part and creating it elsewhere in the country.”

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December 19, 2012 · 7:35 am

Please help us with fundraising ideas

FundraisingCurrently all of our expenses for the printing of leaflets, posters etc. are coming out of the committees own pockets, which is just not sustainable. Therefore, we need to start raising funds and we need your help with fundraising ideas or suggestions.

All ideas welcome! Please email them to Carolyn Savage at carolyn@savehatfieldgreenbelt.co.uk

or

Please donate, by clicking on the PayPal button below:

Garden Village Preservation Soceity Donation

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December 18, 2012 · 9:47 am

IMPORTANT – Please comment on the Core Strategy

We have been told by Councillors that the single most important thing you and your family can do is to comment on the Core Strategy document.

There are two ways that you can register your comment, online and on the paper versions of the forms.

See the second section below for information on where to get the paper forms and information on how to complete them.

To comment online, there are TWO documents that you need to comment on. Here is a step by step guide on how to add your comments online.

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SECTION ONE- STEP BY STEP GUIDE:

Click here to see our list of objections as well as comments made by other Hatfield residents.

Go to the following website http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/ and register.

The first document to comment on:

1. Click on ‘Emerging Core Strategy November 2012’

2. Click the blue button that says “Read and comment on document”

3. On the left hand side you will see a menu. Scroll down to where it says ‘16 Hatfield’ and click on it.

4. Look on the left hand side again and you will see ‘16.5 New dwellings in Hatfield’ click on that and it will take you to the section of the document that you must comment on.

5. Click on the comment tab on the right hand side to make your comments.

The second document to comment on:

Go back to http://consult.welhat.gov.uk/portal/

1. Click on ‘Land for Housing Outside Urban Areas’

2. Click the blue button that says “Read and comment on document”

3. On the left hand side you will see a menu. Scroll down to where it says ‘4 Hatfield’ and click on it.

4. Look on the left hand side again and you will see ‘Hat1’ click on that and it will take you to the section of the document that you must comment on.

5. Click on the comment tab on the right hand side to enter your comments.

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SECTION TWO – PRINT OUT THE FORMS HERE:

If you would rather fill out your comments on the paper version of the form than online, then please download these forms an print them out. Once you have completed them, drop then off at the council offices, or hand them to a member of the committee at the residents meeting on 23rd January and we will make sure that they get there.

Emerging Core Strategy Response Forms

Land for Housing Outside Urban Areas Response Form

Click here to download the PDF file that explains how fill out the paper forms.

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If you would like to collect a paper version of the comments form, or view the Emerging Core Strategy documents, then please open the PDF file below, which lists details of various pick up points at libraries and other locations:

Pick up points for Core Strategy forms and documents.

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December 17, 2012 · 9:16 am