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KILLINGDOWN COMPLAINTS: Outrage over price of properties at new Croxley housing development

 Published on: 1st September 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents have expressed outrage over the starting price for the new homes built at the Killingdown Farm site in Croxley.

According to a page on the website of developers The Hill Group, the 160 new homes at the Millside Grange development will cost upwards of £640,000.

Taking to social media, several villagers expressed their outrage at the prices, and at the development in general.

David Anderson posted on X (formerly known as Twitter): “The green belt in Croxley, being ripped up for ‘affordable homes’ for local people. Starting from £640,000 when interest rates are at their highest. Affordable for who exactly?”

Another resident, Grant Murray, posted on the Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and Croxley Green community Facebook group: “This is a horrible development that has destroyed so much of our green space. Ancient hedgerow has been ripped up despite being protected and no sanctions placed on the developers.

“The homes are not in keeping with the area.

“No infrastructure offered or required, just cut and paste junk!”

The development has been a controversial one from the start. It was initially rejected by Three Rivers District Council in 2021, before it was approved by the Planning Inspectorate in 2022 on appeal.

A spokesperson for The Hill Group said: “We are pleased to be providing high-quality, attractive homes that address local housing needs. At Millside Grange, 72 of the 160 dwellings are designated as affordable (45 per cent).

“We are also dedicated to designing and constructing energy-efficient homes on all our developments, and at Millside Grange, we have achieved a 10 per cent biodiversity net gain through significant landscape enhancements, increasing existing hedgerows, the provision of public open space, and the planting of orchards.”

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