Appeal to build six new houses in Lodge Avenue, Elstree, dismissed

Appeal to build six new properties in Elstree dismissed

Appeal to build six new properties in Elstree dismissed

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An appeal to allow the construction of six new houses in Elstree has been dismissed.

The original application proposes the demolition of 42 Lodge Avenue, which will be replaced with a new house and with access to five further houses on surrounding land.

All six houses would have four bedrooms, along with habitable loft space, landscaping and car parking.

The application, which was submitted to Hertsmere Borough Council in December 2012, was refused in July last year - but developers later submitted an appeal against the decision.

A planning inspector has now reviewed the case and the appeal has been thrown out after it was found that the development would harm the area’s appearance and does not include enough car parking.

Although the inspector said the development would make an effective use of urban land and increase the housing stock, he ruled that the benefits did not outweigh the negative impact it is believed it may cause.

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11:38am Fri 25 Jul 14

triedandtrusted says...

4 bedroom homes. We want more 1 bedroom properties so that people can downsize Why 4 bedroom we want normal families of 2 parents and 2 children so 3 bedroom is enough or even 2
4 bedroom homes. We want more 1 bedroom properties so that people can downsize Why 4 bedroom we want normal families of 2 parents and 2 children so 3 bedroom is enough or even 2 triedandtrusted
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8:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Borehamwood John says...

So annoying to see one planning rule for Borehamwood and another for the rest of Hertsmere. It's a shame that the planners don't consider what harm a development would do to Borehamwood or if there is enough parking, school or doctor places etc. Then again the people that make the decisions don't live in Borehamwood.
So annoying to see one planning rule for Borehamwood and another for the rest of Hertsmere. It's a shame that the planners don't consider what harm a development would do to Borehamwood or if there is enough parking, school or doctor places etc. Then again the people that make the decisions don't live in Borehamwood. Borehamwood John
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