What DBC Planning Really Thinks?!!

James Doe is the Assistant Director for Planning, Development and Regeneration at Dacorum Borough Council.


(Full DeeTV article can be found here: http://www.deetv.tv/in-your-area/berkhamsted/#south-berkhamsted-concept)

Yes that is correct, you heard right – the man in charge of DBC planning believes that the numbers being proposed in the current consultation are “too much for the town“.

At least he did in 2012 when this video was made, so we ask the same question as we did to David Gauke:

So what has changed in five years?

In terms of infrastructure – NOTHING.

In terms of development – LOTS.

While Hemel Hemsptead has fallen 21% below the Core Strategy target, building in Berkhamsted has progressed at a rate 34% above the housing numbers set out in the current plan. All this with no improvement of infrastructure

Now James Doe’s department is proposing far more development. Logically Mr Doe’s views from 2012 hold good, so how have we got to a plan that proposes up to 2,850 new homes in Berkhamsted, destroying 100s of acres of Green Belt in the process?

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