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  • Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst and Cllr Matthew Bedford at a threatened field
    Article: Oct 21, 2021

    At the Council meeting on Tuesday, Three Rivers Council backed a motion from the ruling Liberal Democrat group calling on the government to change national planning rules which force the council to build homes in the Green Belt.

    Cllr Matthew Bedford, Three Rivers Cabinet Member for Planning Policy, said "Government housing targets are calculated using out-of-date forecasts from 2014, and enforced through the Planning Inspectorate which is an unelected quango. Elsewhere in Hertfordshire, the Planning Inspectorate has given permission for large new housing estates in the Green Belt, despite the harm caused. We want the government to change the rules and we have asked our local Conservative MPs to back us."

  • Cllrs Margaret Hofman, Chris Lloyd and Dominic Sokalski at County Hall with the petition
    Article: Oct 19, 2021

    Herts County Council have unanimously accepted a Lib Dem motion to produce a detailed report into closing Little Green Lane to motorised traffic. This will allow the petition to progress to the next stage, with costings and the type of barrier to be assessed.

    The campaign has had overwhelming resident support and continues to grow. Over 1,300 residents have signed the Lib Dem petition calling for the unpaved parts of Little Green Lane to be protected by having it closed to general motorised traffic.

  • Cllrs Dominic Sokalski, Margaret Hofman and Paul Rainbow
    Article: Oct 3, 2021

    Over 1,200 residents have so far signed a petition calling for Little Green Lane in Croxley to be protected by having the unpaved part of the road closed to motorised traffic.

    Local campaigners say this will help stop the fly-tipping that occurs there and preserve the rural nature of the road and surrounding area for future generations.

    Campaign organiser Liberal Democrat Croxley Cllr Dominic Sokalski said, "We promised during the election to work hard to protect Little Green Lane. I am delighted the petition has now surpassed a thousand signatures and it will have to be considered by Herts County Council at its next meeting on October 19th. We hope the county council will agree our request."

    Fellow Lib Dem Croxley Cllr Margaret Hofman said, "We would like to a say a big thank you to all the residents who signed our petition to get us well over the needed thousand signatures to secure debate at Herts County Hall. The reaction on the doorstep was very positive. Almost everyone we asked, without exception, could see closing the unpaved part of the road to traffic would enhance and protect our environment and green space."

    The campaigners are still collecting signatures and you can sign the petition via the link here.

  • Cllr Margaret Hofman successfully campaigned for Killingdown application to be refused
    Article: May 28, 2021

    KILLINGDOWN FARM APPLICATION REFUSED - RESIDENTS SHOULD BE PROUD

    Three Rivers District Council refused the application to build 160 dwellings at Killingdown Farm in Croxley Green at the Planning Committee on 27 May. Residents should be proud - their huge response and engagement delivered a very clear message. The Lib Dems will work hard to ensure residents concerns continue to be heard and that any development of the site takes better account of its surroundings.

  • Cllrs Chris Lloyd, Stephanie Singer and Dominic Sokalski at the BRC Centre
    Article: May 24, 2021

    Three Rivers District Council committed to retaining a community hall on the Red Cross site

    The Red Cross site was closed to community groups in 2019 when the Red Cross decided it no longer needed it for its own purposes and recognised it needs a significant sum spending to bring it up to modern standards. The Red Cross have over 40 years remaining on the lease.