Public Inquiry on Westfield Playing Fields, Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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This will take place on December 10th. The Playing Field is a landlocked 2 hectare site, and has been used by local people for over a hundred years for sports and informal recreation.

The land comprises the last remaining part of what was formerly Westfield Common. WAG (Westfield Action Group) under its Chair, Harpenden resident Carol Hedges, has applied for Town Green status on the land to preserve it for future generations, and to prevent Harpenden Town Council from crossing it with a major access road.

Westfield Playing Field is at the epicentre of an area of mixed housing, and is very much valued as the only safe urban green space accessible to the local community. The land was at one time owned by Apsley Cherry Garrard, the Polar explorer who found the bodies of Scott and his companions frozen to death in their hut, and so has particular local significance and importance.

Tel: 01582 622328
Twitter: @carolJhedges

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