Help prevent noise pollution near the Temple

Help prevent noise pollution near the Temple

A proposal has been made to develop a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) located in the land adjacent to Bhaktivedanta Manor. There is a shared concern between the local villagers in Letchmore Heath and Bhaktivedanta Manor that this development would bring about many issues, primarily that of noise pollution.

Due to the close proximity of the proposed development, it would destroy the tranquillity and serenity of the Temple for which it is internationally and nationally acknowledged and renowned.

As well as noise pollution, there is also a concern of risk to our visitors and residents health, and also the risk of major accidents, such as fire, as these systems can malfunction and lead to intense fires, posing significant harm to the environment and residents.

Whilst Bhaktivedanta Manor acknowledges the need for battery storage systems, the concerns about the proximity to a spiritual oasis, and a quiet village environment leaves us to deem this location not suitable for the development of a Battery Energy Storage System.

In Summary

  1. Concerns of Noise Pollution
  2. Risk of major accidents
  3. Inappropriate development in the Green Belt

How you can help

Please consider contacting the local council, using our template to support the objection of this development.

Deadline for objections: Tuesday 5 December 2023

If you wish to copy and paste the email template, see below:

Please email:

Subject: Objection to BESS Development, Hertfordshire (23/1508/OUT)


Dear Sir / Madam,

Reference: 23/1508/OUT

I am a local resident / regular visitor to Bhaktivedanta Manor.

I am writing to state my objection to the proposed development of the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on the land to the rear of the Electricity Station, Hilfield Lane, Aldenham, Hertfordshire.

I am concerned about the impact of the noise pollution on the local Hare Krishna Temple and the residents in the nearby village, ruining the peace and quiet of the area. The risk of a major accident is also of concern.

Kind regards,



If you wish to object via letter in the post, please send to:

Emily Stafford
Planning Department
Civic Offices
Hertsmere Borough Council
Elstree Way