Oxhey Village Environment Group | www.oveg.org
OVEG monitors every planning development in Oxhey. In conjunction with the residents affected by the development we fight inappropriate ones. We rarely intervene in minor developments such as small extensions and conservatories.
Development control in Watford is by a simple process where the applicant applies to the council for permission. This application is then scrutinised, initially by Development control, a group of employed Council Officers. They then either reject it or as in most cases make recommendations to the Development Control Committee.
There are a comprehensive set of planning guidelines set out in the Watford District Plan. These encompass a large number of factors. These include suitability of development to the area, access to the site, proximity to existing houses and effect on local conditions. This very large plan is available at the Town Hall and also can be found on the Watford Council Web site.
Plans of proposed developments may be viewed as hard copy at the Town Hall or can be found on the Government Planning service found on the web at www.UKPlanning.com. This is an excellent site showing both current proposed developments and past ones both rejected and passed.
Help may be obtained by any resident of Oxhey, suggested initially via this website to our Planning & Environment Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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