Update: the three applications were approved by Broxbourne Council on May 22. More to follow

The Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting is going to convene on May 22, 2018 at 7pm to – among other agenda items – discuss three applications for the development of 877 dwellings on our Green Belt.

What’s happening?


“Three separate planning applications (see below for details) that could mean up to 800 homes are built on greenbelt land in Goffs Oak have been recommended for approval.

The developments have been described as ‘potentially the most significant urban expansion within this borough for well over a decade’ and could dramatically increase the size of Goffs Oak.

However, Broxbourne Borough Council has recommended it for approval, despite it being located on greenbelt land, because it would help meet its housing targets.

The plans have been met with strong objection from the Goffs Oak Community Association (GOCA).

In a letter to the council, the group states: “The application site is unspoilt grazing land in the greenbelt and there are no exceptional circumstances giving rise to its removal.” (Hertfordshire Mercury, May 16).

Not the right way forward? Yes, we think so too.
Join us at the Planning and Regulatory Committee meeting on May 22.

When and where?

May 22, 2018 at 7pm

Borough Offices,
Bishops’ College,

Will we see you there?

Planning application details:

07/17/0864/O Demolition of existing buildings and construction of up to 360 dwellings [use class C3] including affordable homes, family housing and ‘retirement village’, retail unit up to 500sqm [use class A1], associated open space, drainage features, vehicular, pedestrian and cycle accesses and ancillary infrastructure and ground works – Tudor Nurseries, Burton Lane, Cheshunt, Herts, EN7 6SH Head of Planning and Development
07/17/1267/O Outline application for up to 60 dwellings including associated access –


Ballymour, Andrews Lane and Land Between Andrews Lane and Burton Lane, Goffs Oak, Herts, EN7 6SP

Head of Planning and Development
07/17/0352/O Demolition of existing buildings at Garry Ross Farm and development of a mixed use scheme to include a new linear park and comprising up to 380 dwelliings, 64 bed care home, local centre comprising up to 604 sqm of A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 and D1/D2 uses and associated ancillary facilities, a primary school, improved recreational, leisure and sporting facilities and associated open space, landscaping and car parking provision as well as private and communal amenity space – Land North and South of Andrews Lane and South of Peakes Way, Cheshunt, Herts, EN7 Head of Planning and Development
07/18/0027/O Outline Planning application for the demolition of buildings and provision of up to 17 residential custom-build plots – Springfield and Westgate Nurseries, Crouch Lane, Goffs Oak Head of Planning and Development

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