Redrow appeal before Harts Farm decision

7 Feb 2023

The developers Redrow want to build 310 houses, and a primary school on greenbelt land near Harts Farm, off Little Bushey Lane. They have applied for ‘right of access’ planning permission as a first step towards achieving this.

Development on that scale would cause huge environmental damage and generate large volumes of extra traffic on Little Bushey Lane. Many hundreds of residents have already objected.

Councillors are expected to vote against the application at a Hertsmere planning committee meeting on 23rd February.

However, Redrow have already lodged an appeal, claiming Hertsmere have taken too long to make a decision. This means the case will ultimately now be decided by the national Planning Inspectorate, not the council.

But residents can still make submissions to the Inspectorate. To do this, you can:

- Either visit https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk

- Or email aisosa.charles@planninginspectorate.gov.uk

- You’ll need to quote the case reference, which is APP/N1920/W/23/3314268.

- The deadline is 21st February.

- You can review application documents relating to the application on the planning section of the Hertsmere council website. Search for 22/1071/OUT.

And one of the most useful things you can do is support the residents’ campaign, at littlebusheycommunity.org

As the application will be decided by a national body, not the council. Bushey Lib Dems will not be able to influence the outcome. But in a broader level, we remain committed to protecting Bushey’s greenbelt, and pushing back against reckless development.