Broxbourne’s Awful Air

Did you know Broxbourne has some of the worst air quality in the country? Broxbourne Council are failing to monitor and control PM2.5, PM10 and Nitrogen dioxide emissions from construction sites around their Borough, so its residents may face adverse health effects, especially if they have pre-existing conditions such as asthma.

According to Public Health England, air pollution is attributed to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths per year in the UK.

“There is strong evidence that air pollution causes the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and lung cancer, and exacerbates asthma.” –

It’s time for Broxbourne Borough Council to clean up their act and our air. Broxbourne Borough Council don’t want to upset Taylor Wimpey so are risking residents health and wellbeing instead.

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Workers Obscure Lord Street with their Vans and Cars

The workers have decided to block Lord Street with their cars and vans!

They have parked vehicles along Lord Street, blocking pedestrian access, especially for walkers, wheelchairs and pushchairs. Completely unacceptable! But is it surprising?

People, dogs and children will now walk in the road. This is dangerous and a health and safety issue.

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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.

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.

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Open Letter: Dangerous planning precedence being set by Broxbourne and Hertfordshire Council

Dear Broxbourne Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Lands Improvement Holdings,

As you’ll be aware the highly disputed and planning permission breaching works have already begun on Lord Street. From the 4th February 2019 onwards Lord Street will be subject to closures, causing current residents to unfairly suffer. It is clear in the planning documents that the gas and electricity utilities were meant to come via Hertford Road, instead you have chosen to ignore this and have done so without informing local residents as to why. We still don’t know why, and honestly it is hard going to get the truth from you. Will you tell us why the planning permission has changed?

Throughout the High Leigh Garden Village development so far there have been numerous planning permission breaches, some of these breaches have resorted in Broxbourne Council contacting Lands Improvement Holdings or Breheny Civil Engineering, requesting that they adhere to the planning permission or planning conditions. It is believed that a formal planning enforcement notice has never been served on Lands Improvement Holdings or Breheny Civil Engineering.

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There is a document produced in 2014 that clarifies the intended use of Lord Street (page A35/ A36) and it is clear from this document that Lord Street is being misused for utilities, when clearly these were meant to come via Hertford Road, except the sewer which was only advised.

“8.102 The principal service corridor into the site will be from Hertford Road to the north through land that is in the applicant’s ownership. Gas, water and electricity will brought in from this point.

It is extremely clear where the utilities were meant to come from (Hertford Road) and not via Lord Street. We hope Jeff Stack, the chief executive of Broxbourne Borough Council is able to provide some more insight regarding this document as his signature and name are listed on the final page.

In regards to the sewage it does however state: “8.104 The applicants have advised that the development would be sewered through Lord Street which is likely to necessitate the need for pumping from large parts of the development”

The document makes no reference to the need for a total closure or closure of any kind in regards to Lord Street for sewer works. The closure is unexpected and comes as a surprise to many residents who will be left inconvenienced.

The stance that utilities were always going to come via Lord Street, that Lands Improvement Holdings maintain is misguided and clearly false due to publication of this document and other meetings, such as at the spotlight.

Residents continue to be left in the dark as to why Lord Street is being used for utilities.