MP Opposes Extension of Waste Site in Potters Bar

I have been contacted by a number of local residents who are opposed to the scheme and have been in contact with the County Council to express my concerns.

I recently learned that, following the rejection of their previous proposal, Chas Storer have amended their application and that it will be determined by County officials later this month.

A number of my constituents are already greatly inconvenienced by heavy congestion on The Causeway, associated with activities at the Chas Storer site. These narrow roads were not meant for heavy goods vehicles. If the application is passed to extend the waste recycling site it would make a bad situation even worse. I have great sympathy with the concerns raised with me by Northlands' residents. I have written to Hertfordshire County Council to re-iterate my concerns and to call for the application to be refused.

Residents groups such Potters Bar Society, Northlands Residents Association and Northaw Action Group have all expressed their concerns that local people will suffer greatly from increased traffic congestion and constant noise should the scheme go ahead. On 25 February, Hertfordshire County Council officials will decide whether or not to pass the application. All those who have comments regarding the application have been advised to contact the Case Officer at Hertfordshire County Council, Ms Felicity Hart:


Ms Felicity Hart

Principal Planning Officer

Spatial, Planning & Economy Unit

CHN 216, County Hall


Herts, SG13 8DN