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BUILDING UP: Council threatens Croxley housing developers with legal action

 Published on: 4th February 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The developers of the controversial housing development at Killingdown Farm in Croxley have recently come under fire from local councillors and residents.

The plans for 160 new homes were originally rejected by Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), but were approved by the government last year following an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

Now, Croxley Green Lib Dem councillor Chris Lloyd has hit out at the project’s developers, Hill, claiming they are damaging the Green and Little Green Lane.

Cllr Lloyd said: “They are ruining the verges and have left tons of mud over the roads. Residents and I have demanded immediate action to stop this.

“A TRDC enforcement officer has visited and told Hill they will be issued a Breach of Condition Notice if more vehicle washing facilities are not installed.

“They have demanded a further meeting with Hill to sort out the other problems, especially the unacceptable damage to the verges.

“The damage must stop, and the road and verge be restored and protected in future.”

A spokesperson for The Hill Group said: “We are working with cllr Lloyd to produce a solution that will mitigate any further concerns and we would like to assure residents of our commitment to finding a robust solution.

“Wheel washing will increase to both gated entrances, and road cleaning of Little Green Lane and the roads within the development will take place daily, Monday to Friday from 3pm to 5pm. There will be a daily inspection of the road for any debris, and we have ordered an additional cleaning attachment for one of our heavy plant vehicles should there be a need to do an extra clean on wet days. We have also implemented a plan to ensure no surplus spoils are removed from the site after 4pm and we will continue to review the situation.

“We continue to work with cllr Lloyd on the repairs and maintenance to the verges.”

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