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ROAD RAGE: Radlett road to be dug up for second time after council breaches rules

 Published on: 3rd June 2024   |   By: Sophia Sheera   |   Category: Uncategorized

A road that Aldenham Parish Council (APC) was forced to replace after breaching planning conditions will now be dug up again after the council failed to comply with the rules for a second time.

In 2017, officers from Hertsmere Borough Council discovered that the tarmacked road leading from Elm Walk to Gills Hill Lane along the allotments at Phillimore Recreation Ground had been paved with the wrong materials. HBC served its first Breach of Condition Notice that same year, but APC only dug up and replaced the road earlier in 2024.

Now, APC has been told that the replacement road is too high.

A nearby resident explained: “The road is so much higher than one of my neighbour’s gravel boards that you can see right into their garden. I don’t know how the drainage will work, either.

“This is corporate vandalism and nobody benefits.”

HBC has confirmed that APC’s application to remove and rebuild the road was approved in July 2023. However, a HBC spokesperson said the new road “has not been laid in accordance with the approved details”.

They added: “We served a Breach of Condition Notice on April 16, 2024, which requires APC to rectify these issues within three months of the notice.”

APC has been contacted for comment.

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