Ragged Hall Lane – 53 Dwellings


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    Objection to appeal ref App/B1930/W/23/3331451
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This is a speculative development proposal in response to the call for sites. However, it does not meet the ‘very special circumstances’ required before building on greenbelt land can be considered.

Allowing this development, would result in the scenario as has happened in other areas, of a “domino effect”, where it acts as a model, facilitating many local developments to be permitted.

With inadequate public transportation and infrastructure for cyclists, new residents along Ragged Hall Lane would inevitably have to use motorised vehicles to travel to and from their homes. With Ragged Hall Lane already being used by residents and non-residents as a cut through, the lane is busy and ill equipped to deal with an increased volume of traffic.

High levels of pollution from traffic from M25, M1, busy Watford Road and now even more cars from a proposed new development can only bring about further health issues for the residents of Chiswell Green.

The developer has not made a valid argument that “exceptional circumstances” exist – that outweigh the damage to the Green Belt.

The application site falls into the St Stephen Parish and is not supported for development under the St Stephen Neighbourhood Plan

The proposed site along Ragged Hall Lane currently acts as a buffer which maintains the separation of Chiswell Green from St Albans city. If this development is approved, St Albans city will begin to subsume Chiswell Green, effectively destroying its character and appearance.

The Public right of way on the site is extremely important to users, such as joggers, ramblers, nature lovers, horse riders, cyclists, nature lovers who are attracted to the site precisely for its current character. There would be damage to the feel of the area.

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