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LOWER ROAD: Chorleywood development is rejected for third time

 Published on: 21st October 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents in Lower Road battling a planning application can finally relax following its refusal by Three Rivers District Council’s planning committee last month.

Plans were submitted in June to demolish a bungalow and garage at 65 Lower Road and replace it with four four-bedroom homes and a carpark.

Developers have twice before tried to build on the land; the first for nine flats and the second for seven flats, but had also been rejected on both occasions in the past 12 months.

The meeting on October 17, rejected the latest application where concerns were raised about safety and parking issues.

One objector said: “The replacement of a detached bungalow and it`s quiet green plot with 4×4 bedroom houses offering insufficient parking and lacking a suitable recreational area, raises our concerns about overdevelopment that would have a detrimental effect on the village character of Chorleywood.

“Broadening the access to would not only be out of character with other similar properties in the immediate vicinity before entering the amenity area of the village, but would also increment the traffic (potentially another eight vehicles, at least) crossing the pavement into Lower Road, which would put pedestrian safety at risk.

“Yet again, we strongly dispute the “accommodation in the roof space”, or rear elevations in the roof areas that would infringe on our privacy, as we would be overlooked not only in the winter months, but also during warmer months as the proposed treeline would not reach the height of the windows.”

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