North Herts District Council have developed a plan for 80 car park spaces on Butts Close which would provide additional parking for the swim centre and Archers Health & Fitness Club. They have applied to the Planning Inspectorate for the access road as it would be built on the common land held in trust by the Cow Commoners. They have submitted the following –nhdc application 16-11-16. The sharp eyed will note that they have used an out of date plan and seem to have forgotten that there are now two dance/fitness studio on part of the proposed site – so the actual number of spaces would be about 37. The diagram of NHDC’s planned spaces, adapted by FoBC to show the studio and reduced parking spaces is here – revised-car-park-plan.
But there are other objections. The Friends of Butts Close have sent an objection letter – read here. The Friends are a community group with a special interest in this green space, and have been consulted recently in the Council’s development of its Green Space Action Plan. Read their newsletters here.
Any objections to this need to be sent to the Planning Inspectorate by December 15th. The more objections that are sent, the more the Planning Inspectorate will take note – so write to them before the closing date at –
The Commons Team, The Planning Inspectorate, 3F Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN firstname.lastname@example.org