A developer has submitted amended plans to a major development in Radlett to increase the amount of affordable housing available.
Bloor Homes now plans to build 232 homes on the former Harperbury Hospital site – an increase of 26 homes relating to the original plans which were approved in May 2017.
With construction starting and proceeding quickly, the new plans wont impact the structure and layout of the site plans as several larger homes will now be replaced with more smaller homes.
The plans, if accepted, will reduce the number of large five-bedroom properties to make way for a larger number of mid-sized three-bedroom homes to “reflect current market conditions”.
The changes will see 35 per cent of the homes being priced at an affordable rate which complies with the Three Rivers Council policy and the approved scheme.
In the approved scheme, Bloor Homes wanted to build 19 five bed houses, 42 four bed houses and 51 three bed houses.
But in the proposed development, they now plan to build three five bed houses, 49 four bed houses and 96 three bed houses.
Parking has been intended to be off street and on-plot parking, generally attempting to place the spaces between buildings so they are partially hidden from view.
The parking numbers have been provided which are in line with SACDC’s Policy 40 according to the document.
Cycle provision will be provided at a ratio of one space per apartment.
All houses have garages and according to the document, the refuse and recycling strategy proposed across the site is consistent with council standards and requirements.