A huge congratulations to Bengeo! We pulled together as a community to fight proposals to dig a quarry in Bengeo – and we won!!
On 22nd March proposals were unanimously turned down by HCC’s Development Control Committee held at County Hall. This was largely due to the overwhelming support from local residents who worked hard to form a united front and campaign against the proposals. Everyone who has supported the campaign has made a huge difference. You have helped protect your local area, environment and quality of life, as well as safeguard the health of future generations. Thank you!!
While this is a huge victory for Bengeo and Hertford, we will continue to fight to protect our community and surrounding environment. The next step in our campaign is to ask for the area to be removed from the Minerals Local Plan, which is expected to be open to public consultation in second half of this year. This should help to safeguard the area from future gravel extraction proposals.
Work is also underway to produce a Neighbourhood Plan – a document which reflects the views of the residents and allows the community to express their aspirations and vision for their local community. This would then be taken into account when future planning applications are made.
And, once again, THANK YOU!