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£470raised of £6,692 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £470 to to help Save Symondshyde

    Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017

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    Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council have included a proposal to build more than 1,100 houses in outstanding Green Belt at Symondshyde in their Draft Local Plan. The Plan has now been sent to the Secretary of State for public examination. We, the Save Symondshyde campaign group, submitted detailed objections to the Symondshyde proposal on the grounds that it is unsustainable development and has not been properly justified. We expect to be invited to give further evidence on this at the hearings that will be conducted by a Planning Inspector in a few months time. The Inspector will consider whether the proposal is 'sound', based on criteria set out in national planning guidance, and whether the Local Plan should be modified before it can be adopted.

    We will need to employ a planning consultant to represent us at the public examination, because the issues are very complex. For this, we need to raise £10,000 in a short space of time. This is our only chance of preventing this development on 140 acres of attractive Green Belt countryside. If this so-called garden village were to be built, it would create a large hole in outstanding Green Belt between Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and the villages of Wheathampstead and Sandridge to the west.

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    • Save Symondshyde1 year ago
      Save Symondshyde

      Save Symondshyde

      1 year ago

      Our Just Giving total was accidentally reset to zero, so now the total is misleading. We raised nearly £1000 before it was reset - a great start! The more we raise, the more we can do.

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    Page last updated on: 9/12/2017 3:04 PM



    • David Cockburn

      David Cockburn

      Sep 12, 2017

      We wish the campaign well in persuading the Inspector.

    • Ali Hines

      Ali Hines

      Sep 8, 2017

      Keep fighting the fight! This perennial destruction of nature has to stop.


    • Richard Derrick

      Richard Derrick

      Aug 29, 2017

      Good luck with the campaign


    • Malcolm Howard

      Malcolm Howard

      Aug 8, 2017

      I greatly admire the work that WDPS undertakes and this campaign, in particular, strikes a chord with me. If Symondshyde goes ahead, we can wave goodbye to the green belt around Wheathampstead.


    • Kim Irwin

      Kim Irwin

      Jul 31, 2017

      Good luck with the fundraising!


    • Linda Wener

      Linda Wener

      Jul 31, 2017

      Thank you soooooo much to the backbone of people who are working so hard to save Symondshyde. It will be a disaster if the planning permission goes through.


    • Nicholas & Ladan

      Nicholas & Ladan

      Jul 29, 2017

      Happy to support the cause - looking forward to the run tomorrow


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    Save Symondshyde

    Save Symondshyde

    Wheathampstead, United Kingdom

    The Save Symondshyde Group was formed to prevent the destruction of 140 acres of outstanding Green Belt. We are now raising funds so that we can be professionally represented at the independent Planning Examination.

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