A property development company which has put forward a plan to build 33 new flats on the site of Scotsbridge House in Scots Hill has shared more detail behinds its proposal.
Millen Homes, which is based in Rickmansworth, were responding to an article in last month’s MyRickyNews which reported a mixed reaction to the plans it had put forward.
Some residents expressed concern about the development due to its impact on the local area while others welcomed it as much needed extra housing.
Land Director, Ben Lowery, said: “We take on board some of the comments people made but we’d also like to highlight a few aspects of the development.
“We are a local company and have taken great care in the design and how the new building would, we feel, improve the area.
“The site gained prior approval for conversion from offices to 30 flats recently therefore this site would become flats in the near future either way. We propose to knock the old building down and rebuild totally rather than converting. A conversion would provide no affordable housing and no public walkway.
“The application for 33 new flats provides a contribution of £1.1million to the local community and affordable housing contributions. As well as a new public walkway connecting the current walkways from Loudwater to Rickmansworth along the River Chess. This walkway would be permanent and constructed by us.”
The new plan includes vertical gardens, grass roofs and solar energy as part of the development.
Read reaction from the original article on our Letters’ Page within this month’s issue.