Updated Monday 17th November 2003
Mead Lane Consultation
East Herts District Council are holding a public consultation over the future of land in Mead Lane.
|Former gasworks in Marshgate Drive|
The public are being asked for their comments on a planning brief that suggests that part of the area could be redeveloped as housing. At present only 5% of the area is used for housing, with the rest allocated for industrial use. Under the plans the residential allocation would increase to 30%.
Developers have already submitted a planning application for 112 new homes on the corner of Mill Road and Mead Lane, whilst the District Council are negotiating up to 100 new properties on the adjacent council depot. Other sites including the former gas works and railway sidings are also receiving interest from housebuilders. It is estimate that 500 new homes could be built over the coming years.
The planning brief is the work of Scott Wilson, a Hampshire based contractor, whose suggestions include:-
- Separating industrial and residential developments
- Residential and commuter car park next to Hertford East Station
- Traffic measures at Mill Road junction with Ware Road
The land is ideal for housing as it is within easy access of the town centre, Hertford East station and Tesco's supermarket.
Have your say on this issue.
The six-week consultation starts on Monday 17th November with the plans available for viewing at the Council offices in Wallfields, Hertford library and at The Castle.