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GREEN STREET: Hundreds of Chorleywood residents object to proposals for new homes

 Published on: 26th May 2024   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two planning applications for new homes to the north of Chorleywood have received more than 500 comments each from the public.

The plans, which would see either 675 or 300 homes built on Green Street, were submitted after similar plans by the same developers were rejected last year.

Only one of the 508 public comments on the 675-home plan is in support of the proposal. The same is true of the 300-home plan, which has 509 objections out of 510 comments.

One comment reads: “We acknowledge the shortage of housing nationally and, as an older couple who have lived in our home in Chorleywood since 1975, we appreciate the need for more smaller houses for local residents to ‘downsize’ into.

“Having said that, even the proposal to build 300 houses would have a seriously detrimental impact by placing increased pressure on local resources, facilities and infrastructure.”

Residents also shared their views at a meeting at the War Memorial Hall on Thursday, May 2.

A spokesperson for Savills said: “The applications are currently under consideration by Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) and will deliver significant public benefits.

“This includes the delivery of up to 50 per cent of affordable housing, land for a new primary school to meet the needs of the development and the wider community, new public open space, high-quality sporting and community facilities, and a wide range of economic benefits.

“The public benefits of the scheme will be considered in the planning balance by TRDC.

“If approved, the development will be required to mitigate its impact through planning obligations and will contribute to local infrastructure through the Community Infrastructure Levy charges.”

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