Plans to demolish 25 garages and replace them with a block of six flats have been rejected.
There are currently two rows of garages on the proposed site, which is behind Green Street.
The new plans were rejected by Three Rivers District Council’s planning committee which said it “fails to comply” with the development plan requirements and it doesn’t maintain or improve the economic, social and environmental conditions of the district.
It was proposed to erect four two-bed flats and two one-bed flats, in a two-storey ‘L’ shaped block, instead.
At a meeting of the Three Rivers District Council‘s planning committee, on Thursday, October 18, councillors rejected the plans.
The committee also said there was a shortage of parking and amenity space to serve the development.
A member of the public commented: “We are concerned that 7 parking spaces are not adequate for 6 dwellings. The application notes that this is less than the recommended ratio but argues that the presence of the railway station mitigates this. However, public transport to most local destinations is very limited.”