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Following a rigorously fought campaign from residents, ward councillors and OVEG, both HBC and WBC refused the original application for 34 dwellings on the Bucks Meadow site. Both refusals were also dismissed at appeal. This development was deemed as overdevelopment, out of character with the neighbourhood and harmful to the openness of the green belt.
The developer subsequently submitted 2 further applications, one for 27 dwellings and the latest one for 24 mainly detached and semi detached dwellings, on a much smaller overall footprint with limited public access.
Hertsmere Borough Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the 24 dwelling scheme on the 16th March. This latest scheme is an improvement on the previous 2 applications. The plans can be viewed on the Hertsmere Borough Council website, and the CGI’s are below.
OVEG were instrumental in negotiating a number of enhanced community benefits with the developer, including picnic benches, further tree planting, an additional pond, limiting delivery times to outside of the peak and lifting all restrictions on public access.
WBC will be hearing the access part of the application on the 19th April. Residents, ward councillors and OVEG remain concerned with the safety of the access as a result of its narrow width and lack of visibility.
We have employed the services of a senior road transport consultant to help us prepare our representations to the WBC committee.
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