Reserved Matters requests discharge of condition 33, shows where fencing is to be installed and to what specification – all ignored in recent fencing installation

What we know so far about this new fence

  • The fencing was installed without permission and without a condition 33 discharge, since this was likely being sort in the reserved matters.
  • The fencing is not installed to the standard listed in the reserved matters document.
  • The fencing is not installed in the location listed in the reserved matters document. It is installed right next to the trees on the other side.
  • Part of Bramble lane is incorporated in the development, and does not make up part of the boundary.
  • The trees may be unfairly impacted, as stated in the planning document “the impact of the above can take years to show”.
  • The document lists out reasons that Tree protection fencing should be used.
  • If this new fence is temporary, removing it again in a few years may cause further damage to the trees and roots.
  • We can’t locate reference to this fencing they have installed in any of the documents and it is not shown on the plans.
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Beautiful Protected Tree Fell and Removed on Bramble Lane, Soon After Installation of Fencing For High Leigh Garden Village


A tree on Bramble Lane fell after the construction works were carried out adjacent to it for the installation of fencing for High Leigh Garden Village, a post was dug directly next to the tree potentially damaging it. Broxbourne Borough Council will not peruse the matter as they don’t believe the fencing has caused any damage and likely wish to protect the developers interests. We now have a fallen tree, fencing installed next to trees and their root systems and cement overflowing some of the posts of the newly installed fencing. All of this occurred inside a Tree Preservation Order, which is meant to protect the trees but the council will not uphold the trees legal protections.

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Fencing installed on Bramble Lane, but does it comply with the Tree Preservation Order?


What happened?

Fencing was installed earlier this year on Bramble Lane in relation to High Leigh Garden Village. Bramble Lane has a Tree Preservation Order (TPO), which is in place to protect the trees. Some of the fencing was installed in very close proximity to the trees on bramble lane, in some cases they are are less than 15cm from the base of the trees and with cement overlapping the roots of some trees. This does not seems acceptable for a TPO, normally fencing is installed some distance away and not dug into the ground like it has been.

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Fourth Time Lucky? Dinant Link Road Roundabout


Unsurprisingly the works on the Dinant Link road roundabout have failed once again.

Residents now face multiple weekends of works and temporary traffic lights, in April and March on the Dinant Link roundabout which is the major connection to the A10 from Hoddesdon. Have we not endured enough inconvenience from this roundabout?

The incompetence of the developers never fails to amaze us!

Residents have already faced multiple attempts to rectify the failed roundabout. The developers continue to fail to get it right.

The works will likely breach the planning permission again, cause inconvenience to residents and may not even succeed based on how poor the development of this roundabout has been so far.

Please share this with residents and your friends which may be affected by the works.

Please send your complaints objecting these works to:
Hertfordshire County Council: [email protected]
and
Broxbourne Borough Council: [email protected]

High Leigh Garden Village Phase 2


High Leigh Garden Village phase 2 application has been submitted.

You have until the 18th February 2020 to send your comments regarding phase 2 of the development to [email protected]

You can find the new reserved matters documents on the planning portal.

Planning reference: 07/13/0899/O
Reserved matters reference (new reserved matters documents can be found here): 07/20/0046/RM

Search the references on the Broxbourne planning portal:

Click here to go to the planning portal

Latest Information on High Leigh Garden Village


In response to questions 1, 4 and 5, the information that the Council holds on those with an interest in High Leigh is taken from the 2015 section 106 agreement on which the following names appear:


Mr D E Brock-Jest
Mr A C Spicer and Mr F T O’Connell (administrators for Hubert C Leach (High Leigh) Ltd Hubert C Leach (High Leigh) Ltd The Directors Empire LIH Limited Mr R A N Jest Mr T B Perkins

It is known to the Council that LIH has taken possession of the interests of Hubert C Leach (High Leigh) Ltd and it is understood that this company has no remaining interest.


The Council has met with the prospective developer of the majority of the High Leigh site and it is understood that LIH will publicise the identity of that developer shortly. However, at the present time that information is confidential.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/latest_update_on_high_leigh_gard

LGO Complaint Upheld Against Broxbourne Borough Council – High Leigh Garden Village


On the 31st May 2019 a complaint against Broxbourne Borough Council was finalised and the complaint was upheld. This complaint was in relation to the late overnight works for High Leigh Garden Village.

Summary: Mr Y complains about the Council’s decision not to enforce against breaches of planning control at a development site close to his home. The Ombudsman does not uphold this part of the complaint because the Council was entitled to resolve the breaches informally. Mr Y also complains about the Council’s decision to grant permission for noisy works under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act. The Ombudsman finds fault because the Council approved the application without visiting the site and noting errors in the measurements. This meant the developer was not required to install additional acoustic barriers, and so Mr Y suffered more disturbance than necessary for eight nights in total. The Council will apologise and pay £150 to Mr Y.

LGO, 31st May 2019
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FOI Request – Lists of remedial works – Dinant Link Road Roundabout


To allow information to be easily accessible, the following information from this FOI request has been published here for download. The FOI information posted here concerns the following request: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/lists_of_remedial_works_dinant_l

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Postcode EN11 8SJ still hijacked on Google Maps by Dinant Link Roundabout


Residents are missing deliveries, post and friends/ family are unable to locate their property as the postcode of EN11 8SJ has been moved on Google Maps.

We believe this has occurred as the contractors Breheny Civil Engineering were using residents postcode as a way to locate somewhere near their construction site. This is not acceptable and though they now have their own postcode, the issue they caused still exists.

It is not fair that Lands Improvement Holdings and Breheny Civil Engineering have affected residents lives, but not put things right. Residents are having to try and get this issue resolved.

We once again call on the incompetent councils, Hertfordshire County Council and Broxbourne Borough Council to monitor the development and prevent local residents lives being unfairly impacted.

EN11 8SJ in the wrong location on google maps

Group Photo with the Hertfordshire Mercury on Lord Street. 2:30pm Saturday 9th February.


To residents of Lord Street, Kennedy Avenue, Langton Road, Box Lane, all adjoining roads, councillors of Broxbourne and Hertfordshire and supporters of this campaign, you are invited to a group photo on the Saturday 9th February 2019, at 2:30pm on Lord Street where it joins Langton Road with the Hertfordshire Mercury.

Everyone is invited to attended, please let your neighbours and friends near Lord Street know and anyone affected by these works.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2251155425154650/