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DEVELOPMENT FEARS: Resident concerned over impact of future developments on Croxley Green

 Published on: 23rd November 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents are at their wits end after potential developments threaten the idyllic village atmosphere of Croxley. 

Claire Guenebeaud, a Manor Way resident spoke to CroxleyNews about her concerns surrounding the development of Grove Court into blocks of flats which has been set to the government to be appealed.

Like other residents Claire is concerned over the height of the development, which has been rejected twice by Three Rivers District Council.

She said: “Our main concern is the Thrive Home development for Grove Court because that’s just literally behind us and we are worried because they want to put four storeys there.

“Our quality of life would be completely ruined. We would have this massive tower block in front of us, we would have no sunlight in the afternoon.”

“They put in a second round of plans, reduced the side that’s facing us but the whole thing is still four and they are putting roof terraces what does that mean there’s going to be loads of people gathering in the summer making noise.”

Claire said that this is not the only development in the village that worries her and is convinced she will have to move out of Croxley in the future because of this.

She said: “We together in Manor Way are all in the same thinking, we have been fighting and fighting and obviously it’s really stressful to have these developments hanging over us.

“The peace and quiet is absolutely lovely and this is all going to go, first with this building and in the long term with all the other developments.

“It’s a shame because Croxley is lovely we love it here but it’s a bit of a downer as we are constantly worried about it.”

Jack Burnham, development director, Thrive Homes, said: “We were disappointed that the planning committee overturned a recommendation to grant planning consent for our proposals at Grove Court. Thrive is committed to providing high quality affordable homes that give residents the foundation they need for success. 

“We took great care to ensure our proposals took into consideration direct neighbours as well as the entire community, and we are confident that our appeal will be successful.”

Picture credit: Thrive Homes

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