We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

How to comment on site B2 Land North of Farm Way, Compass Park (Map data ©2021 Google)One of the developments proposed in Hertsmere's new Local Plan is for the fields north of Farm Way and Bournhall Avenue where 750 homes, a shopping precinct, and a primary school are planned. It is also a potential new secondary school site.

This is a guide to help you make your comments. The most powerful comments will be those expressed in your own words.

Here is the link to comment directly on this proposal: https://hertsmere-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/pp/lp_reg18/draft_lp_reg_18?pointId=s16330889099228#section-s16330889099228

To make your comments select the "Add Comment" tab at the top of that section:

Add comment tab on site B2 Compass Park (Hertsmere Borough Council)

Alternatively you can email your comments to local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk or, if you prefer, write a letter addressed to

Local Plan Consultation
Hertsmere Borough Council
3 Elstree Way
Borehamwood WD6 9SR

It is not NIMBY to care about your local areas. Here some valid reasons you could object to this proposal:

  1. Loss of Greenbelt

    This proposal would remove 120 acres from the greenbelt. Greenbelt was created to provide a permanent barrier to urban sprawl and to allow different settlements to keep their individual identities. You could explain why this piece of greenbelt is important to you, and to keeping Bushey separate from other towns.
  2. Infrastructure

    You could share any concerns you have about whether the roads in the area could cope with the addition of 750 more houses, spelling out any potential road problems as you see them.
  3. Climate change

    We are in a climate emergency and the concreting over of green fields makes it harder for our country and our local area to meet their carbon reduction commitments. You could explain how you think building on these fields will affect our climate response.
  4. Wildlife

    Our country is also suffering from a nature emergency and this year the UK govenrment made a committment to a "nature positive future". Development of this site will affect the wildlife who currently use it such as woodpeckers, redkites, goldfinches, blue tits, coal tits, great tits, sparrows, wrens, thrush wood pigeons, magpies, crows, barn owls, tawny owls, buzzards, kestrels, sparrow hawks, red kites, spotted woodpeckers, green necked woodpeckers, plus foxes, mice and lots of bats. You could let the planners know about the wildlife you have seen and the concerns you have for its habitat.
  5. No public transport

    The site is not near to a train station and while the plan promises improved bus services, bus companies are privately owned and not under the control of Hertsmere Borough Council.

When you've finished commenting on the proposal for this site, you could consider commenting elsewhere on the plan. Here are some more general policies you can comment on: