Your support can make a difference. We’re helping to raise money on behalf of RADLETT SOCIETY AND GREEN BELT ASSOCIATION and other Groups to fight the APPEAL and every donation will help. Thank you in advance for contributing to this cause, which means so much to all of us.
( Appeal Ref. No. APP/N1920/W/22/3295268 - Planning Ref. No. 21/0050/FULEI )
Land North of Butterfly Lane, Land Surrounding Hilfield Farm and Land West of Hilfield Lane, Aldenham.
Developers have now submitted an appeal to The Planning Inspectorate despite a record number of objections and having been unanimously refused by Hertsmere Planning Committee. Their objective is to destroy 320 acres of Green Belt Land and install over 100,000 3m high solar panels (the equivalent of over 210 football pitches), behind 2m high wire fencing surrounding miles of the entire perimeter, in addition to CCTV cameras every 100m on 2.5m high posts, creating a prison like “big brother” oppressive environment, adjacent to numerous villages and schools right in the middle of our beautiful precious countryside.
As local concerned Groups, we have joined together to fight the appeal on behalf of us all. After presenting our arguments to The Appeal Inspectorate, we have now officially joined in the proceedings as a Main Party. This means we will take part in the Inquiry independently of Hertsmere Council, present our case against the appeal to The Planning Inspector, call upon expert witnesses and challenge the assault on our Green Belt in the best interests of us all.
Hertsmere residents will not directly benefit from this Solar Plant, as the majority of the energy produced will go directly into the National Grid.
We have instructed a professional team of Planning Consultants and leading Planning Barristers and need your help in contributing towards the appeal, which will require lots of funding.
We need the community to come together to help pursue this action.
• PERMANENT LOSS OF GREEN BELT AND OPEN SPACES
• LOSS OF ACCESS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE – FOOTPATHS AND BRIDLEWAYS
• LOSS OF FOOD-PRODUCING FARMLAND AT A TIME WHEN THE UK NEEDS TO GROW MORE FOOD ITSELF
• LOSS OF VIEWS OF HERITAGE SITES
• CONTINUOUS NOISE - GLINT, GLARE & FLOODING
• FIRE RISKS FROM BATTERY STORAGE, SHIPPING CONTAINERS & PANELS
• CONTAMINATION FROM TOXIC CHEMICALS - LEAKAGE FROM THE EQUIPMENT