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RIGHT TRACK?: Proposals revealed for 190 homes on Chorleywood train station car park

 Published on: 19th August 2023   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

Nearly 200 new homes could be built on the car park at Chorleywood Station and the surrounding land, according to official documents.

At a meeting on Thursday, August 3, the Local Plan Sub Committee discussed urban brownfield sites within the area which could be included in the Local Plan. This included proposals for 190 homes on Chorleywood Station car park.

Deputy Leader of Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) and the lead member for the Local Plan, councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst, told Chorleywoodnews: “As part of our work to develop a new Local Plan, with a much lower housing number than the government wants, we are looking to include all available brownfield sites, including land at Chorleywood Station car park. By doing this, we are reducing the risk of development on the green belt.

“The land at Chorleywood Station car park is a highly sustainable location and we have been clear that any development must include the reprovision of the current car parking and respect the conservation areas in Chorleywood.

“No decisions on a final Local Plan have been made and people will have a chance to have their say in a consultation later this year.”

The Urban Brownfield Sites document marked the land at Chorleywood Station as suitable for 190 homes and estimated six to 10 years to complete the project. It is a single ownership site which is being promoted by the landowner.

The document states: “The site is comprised of previously developed land and is located in a highly sustainable location. The site is deemed suitable for residential development, subject to mitigation measures to address against the risk of surface water flooding within the site.

“Any development of the site would need to take account of the presence of protected trees within the site. Noise and vibrations caused by the use of the railway line should be addressed through mitigation measures. An upgrade to the wastewater network may also be necessary. The site is both available and achievable.

“Transport for London have confirmed that the station and associated commercial units would remain as part of any development.”

A public consultation would need to take place before the plans are signed off.

Read the documents at moderngov.threerivers.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=3793#mgDocuments

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1 Comment

  1. Candida Ridler October 5th, 2023, 2:31 pm

    No . No. No. This tiny piece of land is not suitable for 190 dwellings. What are they going to be ? A block of flats ? How many stories high? Where are these resident going to park? 190 cars per household or double that will need to get out onto Chorleywood Bottom or use the hair pin bend to Station Approach. Sadly a vote
    for the LIb Dems Is a vote for this development.

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