Hertfordshire County Council push for Public Rights of Way to be protected (condition 44)


Hertfordshire County Council have not recommended the approval of the reserved matters at this stage due to insufficient evidence to protect the Public Rights of Way.

Condition 44 – original planning permission

After the Bramble Lane fiasco with the unplanned fencing, It’s good to see the local authority requiring the Public Rights of Way in and around this development to be adequately protected.

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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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