Offices to be demolished to make way for new homes

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Hertsmere Borough Council has lifted planning restrictions to allow offices to make way for homes.

The New Horizon building, in Studio Way, Borehamwood, currently houses offices but will be demolished following a council executive meeting.

The borough council's executive last week agreed to lift the restrictions that meant the land could only be used for offices, studios or light industry.

The development of 130 new properties on the land was approved in July 2013 and will include 96 apartments in three five-storey blocks, 34 town houses along with 158 parking spaces and 104 cycle spaces.

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12:44pm Tue 20 May 14

cpndesign says...

Are 104 cycle spaces really needed? Surely a few more parking spaces would be better use of the land. You only have to look all the extra cars parked on Studio Way since the last batch of new homes were built to know that the development was woefully short of parking spaces. There are just too many new homes going up in such a small area with seeming no thought about infrastructure.
Are 104 cycle spaces really needed? Surely a few more parking spaces would be better use of the land. You only have to look all the extra cars parked on Studio Way since the last batch of new homes were built to know that the development was woefully short of parking spaces. There are just too many new homes going up in such a small area with seeming no thought about infrastructure. cpndesign
  • Score: 31

1:59pm Tue 20 May 14

david Burcombe says...

We will be renaming the town to GRIDLOCKWOOD AND SARDINETREE.
Planners with SH*T for brains never visited the town just look at maps all day and stick pin in a map and say here we build homes as tight as we can so we get as many as possible in the space. where normal would be 6 homes they will put 24
We will be renaming the town to GRIDLOCKWOOD AND SARDINETREE. Planners with SH*T for brains never visited the town just look at maps all day and stick pin in a map and say here we build homes as tight as we can so we get as many as possible in the space. where normal would be 6 homes they will put 24 david Burcombe
  • Score: 15

4:00pm Tue 20 May 14

ANt Gee says...

130 more homes...how many more cars on our streets that are already in such a poor state of disrepair?
130 more homes...how many more cars on our streets that are already in such a poor state of disrepair? ANt Gee
  • Score: 14

10:43pm Tue 20 May 14

Mandalynca says...

So we have thousands on the housing register but another new development being built for buyers. I know that a small percentage will be set aside for Affinity Sutton, but a lot of the flats will be bought by investors who will rent them out to local people at exorbitant rents. Plus, where will the school places come from? More thought needs to be put into how Borehamwood's services will cope with such an increase in population.
So we have thousands on the housing register but another new development being built for buyers. I know that a small percentage will be set aside for Affinity Sutton, but a lot of the flats will be bought by investors who will rent them out to local people at exorbitant rents. Plus, where will the school places come from? More thought needs to be put into how Borehamwood's services will cope with such an increase in population. Mandalynca
  • Score: 11

11:05am Thu 29 May 14

Frank Ward says...

Building of homes in Boreham wood will continue unabated without any forward planning or consideration for the people who live here, who will then require to contend with increased congestion on our roads with the added problem of parking.
They will also require to compete for the limited availability of school places, doctors, dentists and NHS services in general as the population increases with many of the newcomers arriving with families or raising families.
This is all about the covert capitulation of a Conservative controlled Council in prioritising their Government's policies before the needs of the people they claim to represent.
This is also a conspiracy to increase revenue from planning fees and potential council tax from the new residents, to compensate the existing 45% cut in central Government grants to all local councils.
The Council is encouraging developers to build homes which they are aware the indigenous population are unable to buy.
Very few of these homes being built will be available for social occupancy and those that are may then be allocated to migrants from the EU whose need will subordinate the entitlement of those who have lived here all of their life when assessed by the local Council under the caveats of the present Housing Act.
The Labour Party on the Council who have the temerity to call themselves the Opposition have done little or nothing in exposing this conspiracy but have drifted in monastic silence for fear their activities may be misconstrued and condemned as being xenophobic by big brother Ed. back in the Westminster bubble?
Only UKIP has a no 'Whip' policy for its elected members on all councils throughout the country who then work and represent the people who placed their trust in them.
The people of Boreham Wood require to 'gatecrash' this cosy little group of almost local elected representatives who are paid six thousand pounds a year for attending meetings on your behalf and then allow themselves to be sucked into the Hertsmere Borough Council version of the Westminster bubble?
The people of Boreham Wood and indeed Hertsmere will have another opportunity next year to vote UKIP.
Frank Ward
Chairman
Hertsmere UKIP.
Building of homes in Boreham wood will continue unabated without any forward planning or consideration for the people who live here, who will then require to contend with increased congestion on our roads with the added problem of parking. They will also require to compete for the limited availability of school places, doctors, dentists and NHS services in general as the population increases with many of the newcomers arriving with families or raising families. This is all about the covert capitulation of a Conservative controlled Council in prioritising their Government's policies before the needs of the people they claim to represent. This is also a conspiracy to increase revenue from planning fees and potential council tax from the new residents, to compensate the existing 45% cut in central Government grants to all local councils. The Council is encouraging developers to build homes which they are aware the indigenous population are unable to buy. Very few of these homes being built will be available for social occupancy and those that are may then be allocated to migrants from the EU whose need will subordinate the entitlement of those who have lived here all of their life when assessed by the local Council under the caveats of the present Housing Act. The Labour Party on the Council who have the temerity to call themselves the Opposition have done little or nothing in exposing this conspiracy but have drifted in monastic silence for fear their activities may be misconstrued and condemned as being xenophobic by big brother Ed. back in the Westminster bubble? Only UKIP has a no 'Whip' policy for its elected members on all councils throughout the country who then work and represent the people who placed their trust in them. The people of Boreham Wood require to 'gatecrash' this cosy little group of almost local elected representatives who are paid six thousand pounds a year for attending meetings on your behalf and then allow themselves to be sucked into the Hertsmere Borough Council version of the Westminster bubble? The people of Boreham Wood and indeed Hertsmere will have another opportunity next year to vote UKIP. Frank Ward Chairman Hertsmere UKIP. Frank Ward
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