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Parish council refuse to support latest office block design plans 

 Published on: 18th April 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Aldenham Parish Council will not support a plan to build a new four storey office block in Watling Street. 

At a recent planning committee meeting council members unanimously objected to the plans earmarked for four key reasons. 

These include fears that the proposed building, which would replace a petrol station, with four floors is too high in comparison with the height of the new flats being built on the neighbouring site at the old fire station.

The proposed building is too bulky and will over-dominate the houses in the conservation area on the opposite side of the road.

The proposed building will be too far forward on the plot. Parish council members said they would prefer it to be set back further with more greenery.

Also, objections were made that this newly designed building in this application is out of keeping in the high street and out of keeping with the upcoming Radlett Neighbourhood Plan. 

Chairman of Aldenham Parish Council planning committee, Vivienne Charrett said: “We unanimously agreed that this second design was once again unsuitable for Radlett.”

It was also noted by members that: “A smaller building with fewer floors would be more appropriate at this site. The proposed building is too big, too wide and too far forward on this plot. In design terms the previous one was much preferable. “

Aldenham Parish Council members asked the applicant, TLC Radlett Ltd, to review the current design as it is not appropriate in the middle of Radlett. 

Sixty objections have been made on the planning application on Hertsmere Borough Council’s website, with two supporting.

Picture courtesy of Amy Pollard

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