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BPERC responds to claims in anonymous letter

“Deep concern” over “factually incorrect” letter


11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - March 2019 Screen grab of image from Google Maps
11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - March 2019
Screen grab of image from Google Maps
The Brookmans Park Estate Residents Committee (BPERC) says it is “deeply concerned” about a letter sent door to door in Brookmans Park at the weekend.

The group says the letter, which is unsigned and anonymous, contains “factually incorrect” claims “without accountability”.

11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - September 2016 Screen grab of image from Google Maps
11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - September 2016
Screen grab of image from Google Maps
On Friday, 10 January, a letter was circulated in Brookmans Park claiming that the former occupants of a house at 11 Brookmans Avenue, which was demolished to make way for flats, were denied entrance to a public meeting in the village called to oppose the development.

The BPERC, which has applied for an injunction to halt the continued construction of the flats at 11 Brookmans Avenue, was contacted by this site for its comments following the circulation of the letter.

The group says the reason representatives of 11 Brookmans Avenue were not allowed to attend the November public meeting was that the BPERC’s QC (Queen’s Counsel) advised that it “was inappropriate as litigation against them was commencing”.

The group says that when representatives of 11 Brookmans Avenue asked to attend they were “politely advised that it was not appropriate”.

The BPERC says the representatives replied suggesting that they would “gatecrash the meeting anyway” at which point they were advised that the police would be involved “if they tried to disrupt proceedings”.

Restrictive covenants


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11 Brookmans Avenue, Brookmans Park - November 2019
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0

The BPERC, says it wants to ensure that “restrictive covenants”, which it says are in place across the Brookmans Park Estate, are observed.

The group says the covenants exist to “preserve the nature, character, amenities and financial value” of the properties and are “plainly listed in the titles of properties, accessible for all to see”.

The BPERC says such covenants “can be found in property titles in Mymms Drive, Moffats Lane, Brookmans Avenue, George’s Wood Road, The Close, and others”.

The anonymous letter claims that the demolition of 11 Brookmans Avenue and the building of flats in its place would not set a precedent for similar development to take place in Brookmans Park, and says this was confirmed by the QC at November’s public meeting.

The BPERC says this is incorrect and that the authors of the letter “have misquoted the QC”.

This site is happy to publish any response from representatives of 11 Brookmans Avenue to the BPERC’s claims made in its statements above.

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