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Goodbye green belt – 1,500 new homes for Croxley Green?

 Published on: 2nd November 2018   |   By: Rebecca Dundon   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) will identify land for 9,600 new dwellings within Three Rivers – the equivalent of two new Croxley Greens.

To assist in TRDC’s completion of its Local Plan, from now until to 2036, it has just published a “potential sites for consultation” document, which lists sites that were either put forward to the Council or sites that were considered but not taken forward from the previous Plan.

Within the consultation document are details of 129 potential housing development sites that include over 23,000 potential dwellings. A staggering 96 per cent of these dwellings are within green belt land. For this district, it is the start of the significant loss of green belt to housing development, and The Council admit that there is no alternative if it is to meet the government’s target.

67 per cent of the sites are on land that is either farmland, grazing land, designated open space, sports pitches and golf courses. This also includes two cemeteries, two station car parks, a community garden and an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

If the sites identified within Croxley Green are taken forward, it will increase the number of dwellings in Croxley by nearly one third. 

This will likely have a significant impact on Croxley Green, the district as a whole, local infrastructure and all aspects of day to day life. 

Croxley Green Residents’ Association has said it will hold a meeting regarding these plans in the coming weeks.

The comments received by the Council will contribute to the new Local Plan.

The consultation period ends at 5:00pm on Friday, December 7.

You can view the Local Plan at www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/new-local-plan. Hard copies can also be viewed in the Council’s offices in Rickmansworth, the library and at the Parish Council office.

What do you think of the plan? Email newshub@mynewsmag to tell us your thoughts.

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