Parish Council Meeting Monday June 21st at 8pm

Hi All

Our next Parish Meeting will be on Monday 21st June commencing at 8pm

To Join the Zoom Meeting please click on the line below. To avoid disrupting the meeting please join between 7.50 and 8.00pm. This will be a hybrid meeting with Councillors together and residents joining by zoom. We hope that for the next meeting (August 2nd) we can finally get back to all meeting face to face.

Please see agenda and minutes below or access via the Parish Council Minutes and Agenda page of the web site

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lgpc agenda June 2021

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Little Gaddesden and Ringshall – Road disruption

You may already have seen the highway notices but just to say that there are two areas of road surface dressing planned for sometime between June 9th-11th. The stretch of Hudnall Lane between Hudnall Common and the junction with Nettleden Road and the stretch of B4506 between Ringshall Road and Toms Hill Road. Work will take place between the hours of 9.30am to 4.00pm resulting in delays and road closures.

Help to clear the Hudnall fields, Ashridge Business School Entertainment Licence

Hi All

A couple of items to cover in this post.

Plastic waste on Hudnall Fields

You may be aware that the fields between Hudnall Lane and the Church and between the Grovells and the Church have suffered badly due to a top dressing by the farmer of material that contained a lot of plastic. The Environment Agency and the Licensing Authority for green waste are looking into the matter, meanwhile we have several fields badly covered in small items of plastic.

Several people have been picking up a little as they pass but we thought that before it gets hidden by the growing vegetation we should pick up what we can, There are two footpaths impacted: the one running from Grovells to the Church and the one running from Hudnall Lane (near the house called Field End) across towards the Church. Much of the plastic has been blown across the field on to the footpaths in the recent winds.

We are asking anyone who can help to join us at the Church car park on Wednesday evenings in June from 7pm to 8pm to do a pick, starting this Wednesday 2nd June. We have some spare litter picking sticks or just wear gloves and handpick but you’ll need a bag to hold what you can pick up.

Ashridge Business School

An application has been received by Dacorum BC from EF Corporate Education Limited in respect of a Premises Licence for Ashridge Business School, Ashridge House

Application for grant of premises licence, EF Corporate Education Limited, Ashridge House, Little Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, HP4 1NS

Please note the plans attached as follows:

‘Indoor’ plan shows all the indoor areas to be licensed but excludes terraces/patios etc – indoor alcohol and entertainment will be for inside the buildings only.  The applicants will be re-labelling the plan to clearly show this.

Ashridge Hult – Plan showing indoor areas to be licensed

‘Outdoor’ plan shows all the areas outside of the buildings for which authorisation is sought.

Ashridge Hult – Outside areas plan

Further details about this application can be found on our website, at

Representations may be made by any person in respect of this application, either:

*   By post, Sally Macdonald, Lead Officer – Licensing, Corporate and Contracted Services

*   By email, to:<>


All representations must be made in writing, and should include the name and address of the person making the representation, together with details of the grounds on which the representation is made. Representations must relate to the effect of the grant of this application on the promotion of the licensing objectives, which are:

*   Prevention of crime and disorder

*   Public safety

*   Prevention of public nuisance

*   Protection of children from harm

Representations must be received by the licensing authority no later than 17th June

Any submissions received outside of these periods cannot be considered. Frivolous, vexatious or irrelevant representations will also be disregarded.

The applicant is required to advertise their application, both at the premises, and in the ‘public notices’ section of a local newspaper. This is to alert persons living in the vicinity of the premises, or with business interests that may be affected by the application, to the application and allow them an opportunity to make representation.

Councillors can make representations in writing and/or at a hearing on behalf of a resident or local business if specifically requested to do so. Additionally, councillors are now able to make representations in their own right if they have concerns about any premises, regardless of whether they live or run a business in the vicinity of those premises. Councillors may also apply for a review of an existing licence if problems at that specific premises which justify intervention are brought to their attention.

If you require any further information on this application, or guidance on the process of making a representation, please contact SA McDonald using the details given below, quoting our reference number M052504.

S A Mcdonald

Lead Officer – Licensing

Corporate and Contracted Services

Dacorum Borough Council

Tel: 01442 228470


Parish Council Annual Meeting May 17th at 8pm

You are welcome to attend the Parish Council Annual Meeting which commences at 8pm on May 17th.

Councillors will be meeting up face to face but the public are asked to join on zoom this time. We hope for the June meeting to have everyone face to face depending on guidance at the time.

Please join between 7.50 and 8.00pm to avoid disrupting the meeting

lgpc apm agenda May 2021

lgpc agenda May 2021

lgpc minutes April 2021

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Notes re the Public Meeting to discuss Church Road land issues

Paul Kelly, Chairman of the Parish Council, held a  Public Zoom meeting to discuss the issues around the land at Church Road on Tuesday 4th May at 8pm.

Including Councillors there were 94 people in attendance.

Villagers were concerned about the sale of the land in Church Road into smaller plots and the potential impact once new owners had taken possession.

Paul confirmed that the land is highly protected by Planning laws, it being in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, within a conservation area and subject to Article 4 direction even preventing creation of a means of access, erecting new fencing or temporary uses of the land without a planning application.

Residents suggested additional measures that could be taken to monitor the land against any illegal occupation/use and the possible creation of a working group to sit alongside the Parish Council. Next steps to be advised at future meetings, in the meantime as no illegal activity has yet taken place it was agreed that everyone should be vigilant but keep calm and carry on.




Imminent Roadworks in village plus update on the Telefonica Mast

Hi All

Just to warn you of a number of roadworks going on including potential road closures.

Pedley Hill, towards Studham. Today until Friday. Just over the crossroads at the bottom of the hill, heading from Hudnall to Studham, possible road closure, may be dealing with that flood issue, you might need to change your route.

Beacon Road Ringshall, They are dealing with the Phase2 flooding works and at some stage over the next week or so may need to close the road in that vicinity, look out for warning signs.

Ringshall to Berkhamsted Road (B4506) Some surface dressing work may cause delays this week.

Hudnall Lane (between junction with Nettleden Road and Hudnall Common/Grovells junction). Some Surface dressing works. Contractors board says road may be closed 9.30am to 4.00pm 8th – 10th April,  ie. Thursday to Saturday.


Just to advise that the promoter has extended the pre-application consultation period for the mast until 21st April. If you have not already given us your view please do so. Hard copy of proposal is on the notice board at the shop and a digital copy is on the Parish Council web site.

The Parish Council and residents hired a cherry picker last week to see what a 25 metre mast would look like. It was very obvious from a number of sensitive locations in the village. A report is being compiled on this matter at the moment and it will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting on 19th April.



Telecommunications Mast proposed in Hudnall

Parish Council responses to questions NALC (National Association of Local Councils) are asking in relation to the Governments Telecommunication proposals.

LGPC Response to NALC on Electronic Infrastructure Consultation (002)



Latest news from Telefonica.

The Parish Council have asked Cornerstone for a response to the Parish Objection , the latest reply advises they are awaiting their client’s instructions.


They have reduced their proposed mast from 25 metres height to 20 metres, though still in the same location and have provided a response to our recent set of questions, see both attached.

Responses to questions to Cornerstone asked 23rd March 2021

20 metre proposal

Objection from Little Gaddesden Parish Council

Objection to the proposed base station 19.4.21

Summary Landscape and Visual Assessment to accompany the objection

Summary Landscape and Visual Assessment April 2021 rev 17.4.21



Original item below

Telefonica / O2 are proposing to install a 25 metre high mast at Holly Tree Farm off Hudnall Lane, to fill a gap in the network for Smart meter operation and to provide a mobile phone service. The Parish Council has been sent details of the proposal and we would like your feedback prior to the next Parish Meeting on 15th March.

Please speak to any of the Councillors or email the Clerk on the address below

Details and a Q&A can be found below. The Parish Council will add documents and further information as soon as it is available.

Please note that the consultation period offered to the Parish Council in the letter from the promoter Cornerstone has been extended to 5th April.

Continue reading “Telecommunications Mast proposed in Hudnall”

Last chance to comment on the Dacorum Local Plan

Just a reminder that if you have not already done so the consultation period ends at 11.59pm Sunday 28th Feb, i.e. tomorrow night.

The new Dacorum Local Plan is where the decisions on planning for the future of our communities and the borough will be made. It sets out where new homes will be built and what employment land, new community facilities and infrastructure will be needed – including new schools and transport improvements.

To comment go online and look at Strategic Planning on the Dacorum web site or please use the link below.

New Dacorum Local Plan (to 2038)

The Parish Council has objected to the extent of the proposed growth across the Borough. Please see details in attachments below.

LGPC response dacorum-local-plan-emerging-strategy-for-growth-

Official Copy (Title Plan) – Church Road HD585617(15079558.1)

The Parish Council has also jointly responded with other Parish Councils objecting to the Local Plan, please see the attachment below.

Joint letter to DBC v1.0

Important note regarding Dacorum’s Development Plans





Dacorum Borough Council is in the process of preparing a plan for future development in Dacorum covering the period from now until 2038.  Dacorum has just published the plan and wants to get the views of local residents.

This is a major piece of work which will determine the future housing and infrastructure development in our area for the next twenty years. All Parish and Town Councils and interested societies and groups will make responses to the consultation and individuals are being encouraged to make their own responses. This is your opportunity to say what you think about the plan and influence the way our area is developed.

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See new planning application on Church Road land opposite Church

A new application has been submitted to repair and reinstate fencing at Plot 17, just opposite the Church.

If anyone wishes to comment on the application, or see comments already submitted by others, you can use this link to get to the right place on the Dacorum Planning system.

20/03636/FUL | Replacement fencing | Plot 17 Land South East Of Church Road Little Gaddesden Hertfordshire (

The Parish Council is preparing a response for consideration at the next Parish Council meeting on 21st December. The draft for consideration is attached below.

Plot 17 Church Road response – 20-03636-FUL- 17th December 2020 v2