Hertford gasworks

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Hertford gasworks

Post by highwood38 » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 1:53 pm

Got through a flyer in the post today about a public consultation on proposals for a new mixed use development at the former Hertford Gasworks (or HERT 2 in the district plan). It's Sat 23rd June from 10am till 3pm at the Mill Bridge Rooms. Apologies for quality but quick photo attached...
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Steve
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Re: Hertford gasworks

Post by Steve » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 6:02 pm

This is a pre-submission consultation so it's an exercise by the developers to see what they can get away with.

I doubt they'll get planning permission for anywhere near 450. They're just trying it on.
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Post by HertfordEastEnd » Tue 12 Jun, 2018 10:23 pm

The traffic along Mead Lane is terrible already, I cannot see how they could make that work.
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Post by TcfL » Wed 13 Jun, 2018 5:38 pm

Mr recollection of the District Plan (available at https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/mainmodifications) is that the proposal is 'at least 200 homes by 2027' and ' 3000sqm of B1 employment and other employment generating uses'.
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Re: Hertford gasworks

Post by Steve » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 5:42 pm

I went to the exhibition at the Millbridge Rooms this afternoon.

This is a photo of one of the boards. It's hard to take them seriously.
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Re: Hertford gasworks

Post by TcfL » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 6:32 pm

I do love their assessment of the local road capacity - one can see they are selling not buying.
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Post by monkeyman1974 » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 9:17 pm

how on gods earth can another 450 houses not impact a junction at breaking point
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Post by newgirl » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 1:56 pm

This overdevelopment around Hertford East and Mead Lane is making me despondent and angry in equal measures. Surely we have enough flats by now? Is there no need for actual houses?

Each development is getting higher and higher now as they are referencing the neighbouring blocks and adding one floor on. The chap at the exhibition made me laugh as he is convinced that there is such a steep hill on Mead Lane that the 6 or 7 storey proposed blocks at the end would appear to be no higher than the 5 storey block at the start of the development because of this steep gradient.

I don't think he has ever been down Mead Lane. I certainly never noticed a steep decline - any one else seen it? :lol:
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Re: Hertford gasworks

Post by TcfL » Tue 26 Jun, 2018 12:02 pm

Perhaps the steep hill he refers to is Marshgate Dr and the drop to the car park on the Meads - but then what would a developer know about the area he is selling! Still this is early days and until they actually put a planning application in there is little one can do other than make your views known to your District Councillor https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/35 ... Councillor .When the planning application does appear on the EHDC site you are also entitled to submit your own objections/comments.
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