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PEOPLE POWER: Persistent Kings Langley residents help with Rectory Farm rescue

 Published on: 30th May 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hundreds of residents who objected to controversial plans for Rectory Farm have helped get the application withdrawn.

Angle Property, who planned to build 89 residential units on Rectory Farm, withdrew the application several days ago, much to the delight of residents.

The plans became infamous among villagers – there were 170 objections on the Dacorum planning portal and a further 443 emails opposing it.

Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) had lengthy discussions with the developers in May regarding ‘the Green Belt issue and others.’ Knowing that the council would likely reject the plans, Angle Property opted to formally withdraw them. 

The Kings Langley & District Residents’ Association said: “This is brilliant news for Kings Langley villagers and demonstrates that we have the power to change what we sometimes think is impossible. It is a strong reminder that people can make a difference and that every individual can influence decision-making at every level.

“We will need to continue to fight to protect Rectory Farm and other Green Belt sites over the next few years. This is not because we are opposed to housing development, but because we are opposed to Green Belt development.

“Recent weeks have shown how important our green spaces are and their future must be safeguarded for our children. However, for now, thank you for your support.”

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