North Herts MP Oliver Heald calls for protection of Box Wood.

North East Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald, has expressed concerns about the forthcoming auction of Box Wood, an area of Ancient woodland which is part of the green belt around Stevenage.

The sale description suggests that the land could change use from its current woodland state, to an area of development. 

Commenting, Sir Oliver Heald said: “I am very concerned about reports that Box Wood is being marketed. I have immediately contacted the Leader of East Herts Council asking what powers the Council has to stop attempts to develop the area in any way. I have also contacted Trading Standards about the wording of the adverts.”