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‘NO HERITAGE’: Plans to demolish house and build new homes in Abbots Langley face objections

 Published on: 4th December 2021   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

A controversial planning application has been met by opposition from the community who say there “will be no heritage for future generations” if it gets approved.

Plans have been submitted for a house in Gallows Hill Lane to be demolished, with it being replaced by two semi-detached and two detached homes.

All four new properties would have five bedrooms and all include a hobby/games room.

However, the plans have faced opposition, including one local resident who fears the new homes won’t have the same architectural appeal as the old one.

They said: “This property is a wonderful example of the arts and crafts movement architecture.

“There are few examples like this locally and if it were to be demolished it would be gone forever.

“If no one stands up to say no to properties like this being demolished then there will be no heritage for future generations.”

Others have questioned if the hobby room is really just another bedroom.

One person said: “This is still a six-bedroom house; the ‘Hobby Room’ has access to a shower room with WC.”

Other objections centred around the homes being three stories and the importance this may have on privacy.

The planning application can be viewed on Three Rivers District Council website and by searching for reference 21/2412/FUL.

 

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