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Farm Terrace allotment campaigners ‘absolutely gutted’ over Watford Health Campus decision

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Campaigners ‘absolutely gutted’ over allotment decision.

UK gardens will be replaced by hospital and homes

By Adam Binnie
Waterford Observer
May 8, 2013

Excerpt:

An allotment campaign group has vowed to continue fighting to save a patch of West Watford allotments, after the Government has granted permission to build on it as part of the Watford Health Campus.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, announced today that he has approved building on the Farm Terrace allotments as part of project, which includes a new hospital and 600 homes.

The hundred year old allotments were not included in the original plans, drawn up in 2007, but in December last year Watford Borough Council said the land was needed to make the site economically viable.

The Farm Terrace Community Association fought a bitter campaign against the use of the allotment site, which is owned by the council, as part of the project.

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