Have you enjoyed walking, running and cycling in this beautiful countryside during the last few months and would you like to help save it from development.

The Forster Country Planning Application will be reviewed again now that the Secretary of State has sent it back to SBC, so we have one final chance to try and save it! It will probably come up for decision on November 4th.

The lockdown has underlined how important it is for people to have easy access to open countryside for both their physical and mental wellbeing. 

Last time the vote was close, with a majority of just two in favour of approving the Application. That was pre-pandemic. There have been changes to the Planning Committee since then, with some new members and a new Chairman. Changing one or two minds will make all the difference. 

You can help by emailing the members of SBC planning committee, letting them know how much you value the area and ask them to vote against the Planning Application. SBC’s current Local Plan was based on 2014 population statistics, but 2016 statistics demonstrate that the town’s housing requirement can be fulfilled without building 800 homes on Forster Country.

October update; the latest situation of both Stevenage and North Herts threats to Forster Country are in our October Newsletter along with other articles on Elizabeth Poston and our August walk celebrating Forster Country complete with drone view.

Later update; It is likely that the application will go to the SBC Planning Committee on Tuesday 8 December, not early October as earlier expected.

Councillors' email addresses  are on the next page so please use "Read More"

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The next hearing will be screened live via the internet, and when we know the date of the meeting, we’ll post it here though there may only be a week’s notice on the SBC website. 

 

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