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SPEAKING OUT: Councillors break rank against Chorleywood Green Street development

 Published on: 23rd April 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Two district councillors for Chorleywood have spoken out against the proposed developments on Green Street.

Councillor Martin Trevett, who represents the Chorleywood South and Maple Cross Ward for Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), has written to CHORLEYWOODnews expressing his opposition, and has urged his colleagues on the Planning Committee to reject it.

He said: “I must speak out on behalf of local residents against these proposals.

“Not only do they impinge on our green belt and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, they make little allowance for the impact that these hundreds of new residents would have on local healthcare provision, schooling, traffic and wastewater disposal among other things.”

Rules dictate that Planning Committee members should not pre-determine any planning applications prior to them being discussed at committee.

Ciaran Reed, who represents the Chorleywood North and Sarratt Ward, said: “My view is that I will do all I can to oppose the Green Street development proposals due to their utterly inappropriate damage to Green Belt and the stress it would put on local infrastructure.”

The plans, if approved, would see either 300 or 800 homes constructed to the north of the village. Having been highly debated in the town since submission, their planning applications on the TRDC website received over 1,400 comments, and the Chorleywood Parish Council have also come out against the development.

When contacted, developers Savills said: “We believe Chorleywood needs new houses to bring new life to the local town centre.

“There will also be highways improvements, including signalisation of the A404/Green Lane junction and a two-vehicle flare on the Green Street/Station Approach junction.

“We believe that all towns and villages in Three Rivers will need to take a share of the council’s housing and affordable housing need.”

“Green Street is an opportunity to provide houses in a good location, through a developer that has worked with local people to deliver real benefits.”

Photo Credit: Savills

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