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FARM’S FUTURE: Developers submit appeal after plans for new homes in Kings Langley are rejected

 Published on: 24th January 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Developers have submitted an appeal after their plans for a major housing development in Kings Langley were rejected.

Cala Homes and Angle Property proposed to build 135 new housing units, alongside several community buildings, on Rectory Farm opposite Kings Langley Methodist Church. However, Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) rejected their application in October last year.

However, on Tuesday, January 9, residents living near the site received a letter informing them that an appeal against the decision had been put forward.

This appeal has now gone to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration.

Kings Langley & District Residents’ Association (KL&DRA) has stepped up to fight this latest development, having led the charge for the plan’s initial rejection.

Posting on social media, KL&DRA stated: “KL&DRA is considering options of fighting this appeal and will publicise them in the next couple of weeks. Engaging planning and legal representation will be costly and so we will need to raise more funds to ensure we can effectively fight this appeal.”

A spokesperson for Cala Homes and Angle Property said: “We believe this sustainably located site will provide many benefits to the local community. By lodging the appeal, we hope to provide 135 much-needed new homes, of which 40 per cent will be affordable, offering a range of options for buyers. Our plans include a new community hub providing a café, workshop, orchards, allotments, repair shed and cycle hub, which will be run by local charity Sunnyside Rural Trust, who support young people and adults with learning difficulties. We are also proposing a c. five-acre new country park open to the public, with play areas, footpaths and viewing platforms over the canal.”

Comments previously made on the plans will be carried over to the current appeal, but anyone wishing to add new comments or find out more can visit the appeal’s webpage.

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