Update on Planning Inquiry for Marshcroft Proposal in Tring

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Thank you to the CCG (Chiltern Countryside Group) for providing this update.

As many of you will be aware, the Planning Inquiry into Dacorum Borough Council’s refusal to consent to the planning application by Redrow for a major housing development on Green Belt and Grade 2 agricultural farmland, abutting and informing the Chilterns AONB between Bulbourne and Station Road, Tring, either side of Marshcroft Lane, begins tomorrow Tuesday 7 March and runs until 6 April at different venues, mainly The Forum, in Hemel Hempstead.

If you wish to attend and speak, you must register beforehand. If you wish to attend and observe, you may do so on the day. It’s probably helpful to let either the CCG or the consortium of local organisations – the Grove Fields Residents Association, the Chiltern Society and the Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) – COG know of your plans, but please don’t feel under any obligation to do that – just go if you can spare the time. 

You can view or download a timetable for what will be discussed on each day of the Inquiry. This will be subject to change. The key dates to note are:

  • Tuesday 7 March the Inquiry opens – this is the last opportunity for members of the public to register as an ‘Interested Party’ to speak at the Inquiry and the first day when members of the public will be allowed to speak at the Inquiry.
  • Wednesday 8 March – the remaining members of the public that have registered to speak as an ‘Interested Party’ will be invited to speak.
  • Tuesday 28 – 31 March – this is when the COG as a ‘Rule 6’ participant will present the case and be cross examined.

As the GFRA is a part of the COG (a rule 6 participant) it will not be registered as an interested party to speak, however, members are encouraged, who feel able to provide a residents view, to register as an interested party ie, not speaking on behalf of the GFRA but giving your views as an individual.

If you would like to register as a member of the public as an interested party to speak at the inquiry you can either do this on 7 March in person or you can register in advance by emailing HOLLY.DUTTON@planninginspectorate.gov.uk.

If you would like to attend as a member of the public to watch there is nothing you need to do in advance ie, just turn up on the day.

If you have any questions please do contact the steering group on tel: 01442 905 992.