There have been two recent decisions on applications in the Green Belt.

Tollgate Farm:   Development of a 49.5 MW Battery Storage Facility with Associated Infrastructure Local Authority Reference: 6/2017/0702/MAJ

This has been refused on the grounds that it is inappropriate development in the Green Belt.  Please click here to see decision notice.  The NMDGBS submitted an extensive objection to this application together with subsequent support from the CPRE and Colney Heath Parish Council.

Swan Lodge Bell Bar:  The Appeal made on the Variation of Condition 1 (Plans) on planning permission 6/2016/0168/FULL has been dismissed.  Please click here for further details


Colin Haigh, Head of Planning, has written confirming that the Local Plan was submitted to The Secretary of State on the 15 May 2017.  Melvyn Middleton BA(Econ) Dip TD DipMgmt MRTPI has been appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan (2013-2032).  His task will be to consider the soundness of our submitted plan, based on the criteria set out in paragraph 182 of the National Planning Policy Framework (the Framework).

The Submission and Supporting documents can all be viewed at  The documents can also be viewed at Inspection Points.  Those Points in North Mymms are as follows:

Brookmans Park Library     Mon to Tues      14.00-18.00                      

Thurs to Fri       14.00-18.00

Saturday           09.00-13.00

North Mymms Parish Council   By appointment only

Parish Offices   Adj 1 Bushwood Close

Tel    01707 268418


There is also a direct link to the Examination Library (Evidence Base):

The Council has appointed Louise St John Howe as its Programme Officer – she can be contacted via email to or by calling 07789 486419.  The Programme Officer will work on behalf of the examination Inspector and be responsible for day-to-day administration including the examination hearings.  The Programme Officer will contact all respondents who have indicated that they wish to speak at the hearings in due course, and there is nothing further those respondents need to do at this stage.


Further to our letter to Welwyn Hatfield Parliamentary Candidates seeking their stance on protecting the Green Belt please click here to see the reply received from Grant Shapps  MP.