SLP an alleged ‘disgrace’
Rothamsted’s Fowden Hall was packed with over 200 Harpenden residents on Feb 4, to learn more, and better understand, the implications of St Albans District Council’s Strategic Local Plan (SLP).
Following an introduction to the statutory, but tortuous, planning and consultation procedures by David Churchill came detailed presentations, notably one from Joanne Wicks QC, representing Harpenden Green Belt Association. She expressed the view that, from a legal standpoint, the SLP was not only a ‘mess’, but a ‘disgrace’, especially in relation to its proposals for building on Green Belt adjacent to the town. Preceding Joanne was County Cllr. David Williams who outlined what the SLP meant for Harpenden and finally County Cllr. Teresa Heritage with her personal view of Infrastructure.
Left to Right: David Churchill, Cllr David Williams, Joanne Wicks, Cllr.Teresa Heritage