WGC facing double Tory blow

March 22, 2015 12:00 AM
By Cllr Malcolm Cowan
WGC is facing a double blow from the Tory run Herts County Council - not only loss of its fire station, but having a new Household Waste Site (also known as the dump) imposed, off Chequers, between Burrowfields and Eddington Crescent.
The same property report to WelHat council, in response to the local plan, which showed the fire stations plan, also show the HWRC threat (note to editors: relevant section from property report attached).
Malcolm Cowan, LibDem county and borough councillor said 'This looks like a double blow to WGC, and again, something that has come out of the blue. I assumed this plan had died a death a few years ago, due to the traffic issues and impact on nearby residents. Either traffic would enter and leave along Burrowfields which is dominated by existing heavy goods vehicle movements, or traffic would come in and out past the new homes near Eddington Crescent. Either way, homes off Chequers would be in the front line.You only have to look at the litter and mess near the Cole Green site to see what would happen here.
When this idea was being floated a few years back, I asked WelHat council to let prospective purchasers in the Eddington Crescent area know about this in their property searches, but the council refused. I wonder what they will say now.'