Oliver has opposed Taylor Wimpey’s plans to Deregister and Exchange village green land at Woodcock Hill, Borehamwood.
Taylor Wimpey propose to submit this formal application to the Secretary of State in Summer 2020. Oliver met with the Woodcock Hill Village Green committee to join them as they oppose Taylor Wimpey’s plans.
Oliver said: ‘Many constituents have been in touch with me over recent weeks and I know there is great strength of feeling on the issue.
Woodcock Hill Village Green is a wonderful green space in Borehamwood that I have visited many times since becoming the Member of Parliament for Hertsmere, including as part of Mitzvah Day and even planting trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project and an Extinction Rebellion Tree. I always say that one of the greatest pleasures of living in our part of Hertfordshire is the countryside we have right on our doorstep, it makes our towns and villages distinct and special places to live.
Protecting the green belt remains a key priority of mine. It is vital that we preserve our green spaces which surround Hertsmere’s towns and villages creating distinct communities and prevent ugly, unsustainable urban sprawl.
I have written to the Secretary of State to register my opposition to Taylor Wimpey’s proposal, and I have responded to their consultation.’