Church Road update – August 2021

Following activity on plots 5&6 and plots E&F which is not in keeping with the Article 4 Direction, Dacorum Borough Council have taken enforcement action including serving:  

  • a Temporary Stop Notice.   
  • a Planning Contravention Notice (PCN)  – a questionnaire which asks questions in relation to the ownership and use of the land and the caravan.   
  • an Enforcement notice in respect of the access, fencing and sheds. 
  • a stop notice is in relation to the fencing (this takes over from the temporary stop notice when it expires). 

A High Court Injunction has also been served which prevents further development of temporary buildings and other actions incompatible with the Article 4 direction, the punishment for contravention being a fine or imprisonment.

Uncertainty remains over ownership of plots because the Land Registry are still in the process of registering titles to sold plots therefore to ensure maximum visibility to those involved, any Enforcement notices issued are also being posted at various points on the fencing associated with the land in Church Road and on Church Road noticeboards. 

The Parish Council, with the help of residents, continue to monitor the activity and to use the Enforcement Officers at DBC to take the necessary action.    

Villagers who have concerns about any activity in relation to the land in Church Road should contact the Parish Council or Dacorum Borough Council  and should not discuss their concerns with individuals carrying out those activities.