Village Green Beacon

Campaign

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SAVE OUR VILLAGE GREEN

Woodcock Hill Village Green is under threat again! Taylor Wimpey is looking to steal Village Green land to build yet more houses in an already densely packed area. The lower meadow along Byron Ave and Vale Ave has been identified by Taylor Wimpey for de-registration.

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FIGHT DEREGISTRATION

The application made by Taylor Wimpey asks the Secretary of State to deregister 3.3 hectares / 8.8 acres of Village Green land which they plan to exchange with land of lower ecological value opposite the railway. It also reduces accessibility for residents. Once deregistered the existing 3.3 hectares will be open for development.

Express your opposition by submitting your representation to the Planning Inspectorate by emailing: Planning Inspectorate. Please send in your own views in your own words. Some areas you could take opposition with are:

  • Reduced access
  • Environmental damage
  • Biodiversity loss
  • Loss of recreational areas
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Misleading statements in their application
  • More examples
  • Impacts from potential development
  • Turning the green from a nature area into a manicured, overmanaged parkland
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PROTECT OUR GREEN SPACES

Green spaces across Borehamwood and Hertsmere are in decline and under constant threat. Our green spaces off a multitude of benefits to the community not just environmentally, but also socially and economically. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has shown us how important access the nature is for our health and well-being. Here a just a few benefits of natural green space:

  • Improving air quality
  • Access and accessibility
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Culture and heritage
  • Economic regeneration
  • Education and learning
  • Flood risk alleviation
  • Improving levels of tourism
  • Mental well-being
  • Physical health
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CONTACT MP OLIVER DOWDEN

Contacting Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden expressing concern over this proposal, you can find our template letter here. His contact details are:

Oliver Dowden’s Parliamentary Email

Oliver Dowden’s Personal Email

You can also send a letter to his Westminster address:
Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

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SIGN THE PETITION!

Sign our petition over on change.org to stop the deregistration of Woodcock Hill Village Green

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