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Official Notice for the Appeal on the Solar Farm

APPEAL BY: Elstree Green Ltd.
SITE: Land North Of Butterfly Lane, Land Surrounding Hilfield Farm and Land West Of Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT: Installation of renewable led energy generating station comprising ground-mounted photovoltaic solar arrays and battery based electricity storage containers together with substation, inverter/transformer
stations, site accesses, internal access tracks, security measures, access gates, other ancillary infrastructure, landscaping and biodiversity enhancements.

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/N1920/W/22/3295268
Hertsmere Planning References: 21/0050/FULEI and 22/0016/APP
Appeal Start Date: 3rd May 2022
Case Officer Contact at the Planning Inspectorate: Kerr Brown. Telephone: 0303 444 5243 Email address:

I wrote to you recently regarding the above appeal. The Public Inquiry is to be held by H Heward BSc (Hons) MRTPI who is an
Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to consider this appeal using powers under Section 319A of the Town and Country Planning Act 2008 (as amended).

The Public Inquiry will start on Wednesday 19 October 2022 at 10 am and will also sit on
 Thursday 20th October, Friday 21st October
 Tuesday 25th October, Wednesday 26th October, Thursday 27th October
 Tuesday 1st November
 Wednesday 2nd November
 Friday 4th November (Virtual meeting only)
The Inquiry will take place at the Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Herts WD6 1WA and will be held as an in-person event with the facility to participate virtually. You may attend the Public Inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, give your views either in person or through a representative. Please note that there is limited capacity at the Civic Offices and we recommend you view via the webcast.

View Documentation relating to this appeal.
You can view all the Core Documents by using the link below
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact us and we can make the documents available to view at the Council Offices by prior arrangement.
The Inquiry is being live streamed and can be viewed at

How to participate virtually.
If you wish to participate in the Inquiry virtually, please contact us as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry by either emailing or by ringing Sally Whittall on 0208 207 2277 ext 5155.

The Civic Offices are fully accessible for people with disabilities including toilets and parking. If you require further information please contact us using the details at the top of this letter.

When made, the decision will be published online at (please use search for – case ref: 3295268)

Phillimore Rec Improvements – Phase 1 – Installation of Café


The revised plans include

  • Patio area to the sides of the building has been reduced to soften the impact of hard surfaces
  • Include more hedging on boundary
  • Removal of pathway in front of building and relocation of the pathway linking the building with the Multi Use Games Area to be within the community woodland
  • Relocation of refuse area to the rear of the building meaning that the total area taken up by the site is reduced

These plans have now been submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council for them to review. Please view the plans at and search for application number 22/1702/FUL, and make comments. Any questions or copies of comments can be made by e-mail to Peter Evans, Council Manager, Aldenham Parish Council on

Next steps

If the plans are approved Aldenham Parish Council will then tender contracts to provide catering facilities within the premises, as well as contracts to build the final building.

Notice of conclusion of audit Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

Notice of conclusion of audit

Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ended 31 March 2022

Sections 20(2) and 25 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

  1. The audit of accounts for Aldenham Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2022 has been completed and the accounts have been published.
  2. The Annual Governance & Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Aldenham Parish Council on application to:a) ___Peter Evans (Council Manager)____________________

     The Council Offices, First Floor__________________________

The Radlett Centre, 1 Aldenham Avenue ____________  RADLETT, WD7 8HL__________________________________

 (b) __10.00am – 1.00pm (Monday to Thursday)________________

3.Copies will be provided to any person on payment of £10 for each copy of the Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

Announcement made by:  __Peter Evans

Date of announcement: 29th September 2022

Temporary change to office opening hours

Aldenham Parish Council office will be closed on the following dates;

26th September & 5th October – All staff working from home but can still be contacted

27th September – Due to staff training

You will still be able to contact the office by telephone on 01923 856433 or 07833 251115

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

World Alzheimer’s Day

Today is #WorldAlzheimersDay. This is a global opportunity to raise awareness, this year it has a special focus on post-diagnosis support ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.
If you are affected by dementia, staff are ready to give you the support you need

Dementia support – call: 0333 150 3456.

Alzheimer’s Society – call: 0330 333 0804

National period of mourning comes to an end

As the National period of mourning comes to an end our Union flag has returned to full mast. Today we have removed the Book of Condolence which is to be collated and bound. Thank you to all those who took the time to come and pay your respects.

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The Councillors and Officers of Aldenham Parish Council are deeply saddened at the news of Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with all members of the Royal Family at this time.

Meetings of the Council – The Full Council and Planning meetings due to take place on 12 & 19 September have been cancelled during the period of mourning.

State Funeral – The National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the State Funeral, and will be marked by a one-minute silence. The silence can be marked privately at home but if you would like to gather at the War Memorial, to pay your respects, you are more than welcome but no official service will be given by Aldenham Parish Council.

On the day of the funeral our offices will be closed, on Monday 19 September, to observe the national bank holiday in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.