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Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Save Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits

Save Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits

Tyttenhanger is under serious threat from development

Hertsmere Borough Council would like to build 6,000 new houses (with an option of possibly 12,000 long term) that would require a large part of the area to be bulldozed. The resulting new village - Bowmans Cross - would swamp the whole site and bring with it a massive increase in infrastructure, people, traffic, air and light pollution and noise. The wild, open spaces and vistas would be lost to an urbanised environment with heavily managed (and manicured) green spaces, a pale shadow of the current rich biodiversity enjoyed by the site.

The consultation period for the Hertsmere Draft Local Plan has started and everyone has until the 6 December 2021 to submit their comments/objections. Please visit the Save Tyttenhanger website for more information. Act now to save the Tree Sparrows and other wild residents of this biodiverse site.