THE AGREEMENT for a COUNTRY PARK at PANSHANGER
The history of the S52 Legal Agreement to deliver a Country Park at Panshanger for the people of Hertfordshire dates back to May 1980, when following a Public Inquiry, the Secretary of State for Environment granted planning permission for mineral extraction at Panshanger Park, in return for the delivery of a Country Park across the 1000 acre estate.
Friends of Panshanger Park – Review of Country Park obligations (MARCH 2015): PANSHANGER COUNTRY PARK – Review of Legal Agreement, Owner Obligations and Cost Estimates
The above document (see link) gives you a brief review of the history of this legal agreement and the detailed planning conditions which are associated. The obligation to deliver a Country Park is with owners Lafarge Tarmac. The statutory body representing the public which must ensure conditions of the Legal Agreement are met is Hertfordshire County Council.
THE SETTING of the COUNTRY PARK at PANSHANGER in the GREEN BELT
East Herts District Council are developing the district housing plan through to 2031. The narrow band of Green Belt land between Welwyn Garden City and Hertford is being targeted by developers. These plans could affect the setting of Panshanger Park in its historic landscape and its ability to function as a connected location for wildlife.
The Friends of Panshanger Park made its submission to the public consultation on the East Herts Plan in May 2014 (see above document link). The final plans should be issued in 2015, before being put before the Planning Inspectorate for consideration/approval.
The STRATEGIC GREEN CORRIDOR from STANBOROUGH to HERTFORD
The Friends of Panshanger Park working with Welwyn Garden City Society and Hertingfordbury Parish Council made its submission to the public consultation on the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Plan in March 2015 (see above document link). The final plans should be issued in 2015, before being put before the Planning Inspectorate for consideration/approval.