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New planning application ‘hasn’t addressed problems’, says resident

 Published on: 20th November 2018   |   By: Noah Abrahams   |   Category: Uncategorized

A resident who claims a new road has led to the flooding of his garden and other problems says he is unconvinced by Aldenham Parish Council’s new planning application. 

Roger Hulbert, of Elm Walk in Radlett, said the resurfacing of a road which leads to an allotment was done incorrectly and has caused a number of problems for nearby residents.

In 2016, the parish council was granted permission to resurface Gills Hollow, which runs alongside Phillimore Recreation Ground and Roger’s garden.

But the road was built 10 to 12 inches too high, which Roger said has caused a number of issues, such as his garden flooding and passers-by seeing straight over his fence and into his property.

This, along with concerns over the tarmac surface used to for the road, has led to the parish council creating a new planning application, for which consultation will close on November 26. 

Roger said: “Unfortunately, we haven’t been afforded with any kind of consultation with the parish council. They’ve made it possibly even worse. 

“They haven’t addressed any of the problems that arose from the first planning application. The height of the road has not been addressed, that was one of the main problems because now people are overlooking my fence so privacy, security measures and such. I’m still having water coming into my garden.”

The parish council has admitted the “porous” surfacing of the road has led to drainage issues and has published a document outlining the ‘Phillimore Allotment Access Road Surface Water Drainage Strategy’. 

Aldenham Parish Council manager, Peter Evans, said: “The flooding is a problem, and it’s not acceptable. We’ve addressed that with this plan, it’s available to view and the issue will be fixed.”

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