Hertfordshire unites to urge new homes rethink

PUBLISHED: 06:59 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 21:21 26 October 2009

Cllr Derrick Ashley

Cllr Derrick Ashley

COUNCILS across Hertfordshire have united to demand a rethink about the number of new houses expected to be built across the county. Hertfordshire County Council has submitted its verdict on the proposed housing figures contained in the East of England Pl

COUNCILS across Hertfordshire have united to demand a rethink about the number of new houses expected to be built across the county.

Hertfordshire County Council has submitted its verdict on the proposed housing figures contained in the East of England Plan.

This includes at least 10,000 in Welwyn Hatfield.

The authority's response, questioning the increased volume and urging further examination, has support from all 10 district and borough councils in the county.

County councillor Derrick Ashley said: "While we agree there is a need for more social and affordable housing, we have independent support that the increased scales of development being looked at are completely unrealistic."

More on this issue will be in next week's WHT.

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