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GROVE COURT: Plans to change Croxley retirement home into apartment blocks 

 Published on: 5th September 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A planning application has been formally submitted to Three Rivers District Council to demolish a retirement home to build two four-storey apartment blocks.

In November 2018, CroxleyNews revealed Grove Court in Croxley Green desperately needed a multi-million pound refurbishment.

Thrive Homes, which owns the site, plans to demolish the current building and construct two four storey buildings of 43-bed home consisting of 21 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom apartments with parking. 

A resident on Manor Way said the plans will mean surrounding properties privacy will be lost.  

They said: “The existing building that is currently there is only two-storey so overlooking into my garden is minimal. The four storey buildings in its place will not only mean my garden will be overlooked, it will also result in loss of sunlight, noise and a loss of privacy.

“Currently there is green space between the existing building and my garden. The proposal also has plans to put car park spaces at the end of my garden which would result in noise, pollution and safety issues which will have an adverse effect on myself and neighbours alike.”

Another Manor Way resident added: “At the moment the building is used for old people, so it is very quiet. The proposed building will be for flats available to rent for any age so therefore we can also potentially have people playing loud music etc… there will be many more residents in this new building so this will create more noise, more traffic and more pollution.

“This will completely destroy our peace and quiet, which is the reason why we purchased our current home 14 years ago. We found it was a lovely and peaceful location and we love living here.”

Thrive Homes said it would be investing £10million to “maximise independence and quality of life for residents” at the time.

What do you think of the plans? Email newshub@mynewsmag.co.uk

Photo courtesy of Thrive Homes

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