Minutes of a Meeting of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 20th October 2021 at Birchwood Leisure Centre, Longmead, Hatfield AL10 0AN at 7pm.  

PRESENT:     Councillor Jackie Brennan - Chairman

Councillor Linda Mendez

Councillor Margaret Eames-Petersen

Councillor Griffiths (substituting for Councillor Laming)

OFFICER:  Carrie Lloyd (Town Clerk)

24.            APOLOGIES

There we no apologies for absence

25.            QUESTION TIME

There were no questions.


There were none.

27.            APPLICATIONS

Application Number





Link Drive Car Park Link Drive Hatfield AL10 8TY

Erection of a 6 x storey building comprising of 80 x flats, associated works to include undercroft car parking, cycle parking, plant and refuse storage

Members would like to see protection for the Wollemia Nobilis tree donated by Mr Walduck, located on the grass verge.  Whilst welcoming more climate friendly heating, they question whether just 1 heat source pump would be better than 80 individual air source heat pumps.  Members cannot agree with locating all affordable housing at 1 Town Centre and refer to Section 5 para 63 of the NPPF - there is insufficient justification to not include social housing in this development.  Only 74 parking spaces for residents & visitors is inadequate especially as some of the flats are 2 bedroom - the multi-storey car park cannot be relied upon to fill the gap.  More electric parking vehicle spaces are needed to future-proof the development.  In view of the cracks appearing in the skate park, there should be suitable protection & repair included as part of the conditions for this development (possibly by a s.106 Agreement).  Members welcome the new cladding.






DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Wednesday 10th November 2021 at 7.30pm


CLOSED 7.27pm