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Comments invited on Shenley footpath proposal

Last Modified June 03, 2020

Plans to divert and upgrade a footpath which runs between Borehamwood and Shenley have moved forward with the publication of an order.

Views are being sought from today (Thursday 4 June) on a proposal to divert a footpath across land used by Hertfordshire Scouts to a line parallel with Well End Road. We've published public notices about the order to divert the footpath here, in the local paper and at the entrances to the footpath and in the windows of the borough and parish council offices. Copies have also been sent to landowners, occupiers and other interested groups.

The current line of the footpath runs through the Well End Activity Centre, which is used by the scouts for recreational activities, and is restricted to members of the public travelling on foot only. If there are no objections, the proposal will be confirmed alongside a separate legal agreement which will upgrade the new path to a bridleway and enable works to widen its width by one metre. Bridleways are paths which can be travelled on horseback, as well as on foot.

The proposed footpath ties in with our commitment to providing better access to the countryside through our Greenways project, which is a network of off-road, car-free routes, and means pedestrians can avoid London Road, where there is no pavement, when walking to or from Shenley. 

Representations or objections can be made by writing to Grace Middleton, Planning Strategy Team at Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, WD6 1WA or emailing local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk. Representations must be made by 6 July and should include the reason for writing.

You can read more about the proposal and the next steps following consultation here.

Please note, all council offices remain closed while lockdown restrictions are in place.

Posted on Thursday 4th June 2020

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