Thursday, September 02, 2010

Eruv planning application set for approval 

COUNCILLORS are due to consider an application for retrospective planning permission for a symbolic religious boundary in Borehamwood tonight.

The eruv, made up of sets of poles and connecting wires, requires retrospective consent for the relocation of some of its poles.

This was due to Hertsmere Borough Council's planning department advising the EBOR Eruv Trust that retrospective consent must be obtained for the relocation of some of the final pole positions.

The eruv is used by Orthodox Jews to carry out tasks which are usually prohibited on the Sabbath, such as carrying or pushing. The application is an amendment to previous planning permission from 2007 and includes the movement of poles at 18 locations - of a total of 34 - and increase of pole diameter for all poles approved.

Members of the Elstree and Borehamwood Planing Committee will consider the application at a meeting at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood. Council planning officials have recommended that permission be granted.


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