Landscape Survey

Take part in our Bengeo Fields landscape survey.

We needs to gather evidence about the landscape of Hertford. We need to know what you think about the quality of the existing views and if, and how often, you use Bengeo Field. To help us, please take 5 minutes of your time to complete this anonymous questionnaire.

Please encourage your friends to respond too! We want to gather the responses quickly, so please complete by 28 February 2017. We will publish the results on the website.

Update 2/3/17: The survey is now closed


Quarry Application Resubmitted

We just heard that the revised application for the Bengeo Quarry has been re-submitted. It is possible that the new documents will be available on the HCC website between Christmas & New Year. The case is most likely to be discussed by HCC Committee on 23rd February 2017 (10am in County Hall) and the public consultation of the re-application is most likely to be 3rd – 17th January 2017. We were advised that later responses may be accepted while the HCC planning report is being written – until it is submitted to the HCC Development Control Committee 2 weeks before the meeting (i.e. 8 Feb ’17).

Please could you let your friends and families know. Please could you look out for updates – we would love to have similar level of response to HCC consultation as we had before. Please could you try to join us for the Committee discussions in the County Hall on 23rd February 2017 at 10am.

Update: Document are now available on the HCC e-Planning website at  Go to “Documents” section, and look for documents with the date of 23 December 2016. You should find 10 new documents:

1. Restored Landform.pdf
2. Progressive Operations Plan.pdf
3. LVIA Technical Addendum.pdf
4. LVIA Plans.pdf
5. Further Traffic Information.pdf
6. Further Ecology Information.pdf
7. Further Information 1 Statement.pdf
8. Cross Sections During Operations.pdf
9. Composite Operations Plan.pdf
10. Air Quality Assessment Report.pdf

Further Consultation To Take Place

We have received the following update from  Cllr. Andrew Stevenson on the progress of plans for the quarry north of Bengeo:

I have been informed that the applicants have been allowed until the end of November to respond to the independent reports prepared by the County Council officers. The large number of objections from local residents illustrates the highly problematic nature of this application , located , as it is , so close to an urban area and primary school. The applicants response will need to include quite detailed information. After that, it is intended to hold another public consultation to allow residents the opportunity to respond to the response. Because of the Christmas period the matter is now likely to come before the County Council Development Control Committee at its January 2017 session.