Croxley Green Parish Council have announced that they support the planning application for the proposed development of the Croxley Danes School, but still have some concerns.
The permanent school site is set to be built in Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green.
The application was considered by the parish council at the Planning and Development Committee meeting which was held on November 2, 2017.
The main concerns relate to the effect of the school on local traffic and parking, amongst other things.
Within the letter it states: “There are significant delays during school terms, particularly during the morning peak, with slow moving queues extending up to half a mile (800m) or more along The Green as well as on the Watford Road in both directions.
“The Parish Council is concerned that, in this situation, traffic will seek to divert from Baldwins Lane to “rat run” through residential streets to avoid the delays, leading to congestion and the risk of further accidents throughout Croxley Green.”
In regard to parking, the letter states: “The Parish Council has heard that TRDC intends to introduce a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in the vicinity of the proposed school. The Council considers that the additional parking surveys should be completed before planning permission is given, and that parking controls will be required to ensure that the needs of local businesses and residents are protected as a pre-occupation condition.”
The full letter to the planning officer can be read in full at www.croxleygreen-pc.gov.uk
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