Dacorum have published their controversial Local Plan, including a 55% increase in houses for Tring, mostly on Green Belt land.
Tring in Transition strongly objects to this development.
We have produced our own objections and invite you to do the same.
This Local Plan will develop the east of Tring. Building will extend all the way from the town centre to the Grand Union Canal, on all the open land between Station Road and Bulbourne Road. The Local History Museum may be relocated. Buildings will cover Dunsley Farm and all the fields on both sides of Marshcroft Lane. These are much-loved and valued parts of Tring. The more individual objections, the more chance of preventing their destruction. All of the documentation explaining the plan can be found here New Dacorum Local Plan (to 2038). Please object. See below for how to do this.
If each of us does not object, the Plan will:
Build 2,700 new houses, roads and associated services
Increase the size of Tring by 55% more households. This is more than DBC’s own evidence base says we need
Need 55% more water when hot, dry summers are more frequent
Send 55% more sewage to our already full sewage treatment plant
Build on Green Belt land
Demolish ancient hedgerows and trees
Cover food-producing fields and remove open green spaces
Destroy important wildlife corridors such as Marshcroft Lane
Increase light pollution
Increase Tring’s carbon footprint
More cars and lorries
More energy consumption for heating and lighting
Destruction of 170 hectares of plants and trees which remove carbon
How can we defeat this Plan?
Send your objections to Dacorum before 28 February 2021. The areas of Tring affected are called Tr01, Tr02, Tr03 and Tr06 in the Plan and you should refer to these in your response.
You can comment either using the form
scroll down to Q5 and Q6, which give the best sections for your Tring objections. Write your comments, then Save your PDF, Send as an attachment to DBC: email@example.com
Or print out and post to: Strategic Planning, Dacorum Borough Council. The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1DN