New block of affordable-rent flats in West Watford

New block of affordable-rent flats in West Watford

New block of affordable-rent flats in West Watford

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A housing association has been given permission to build a block of nine flats in West Watford.

Watford Community Housing Trust is planning to demolish garages in Moor View, off Vicarage Road, to make way for the development.

The trust said the one and two-bed flats in the development will be affordable rented properties and work will start on site in the coming weeks.

The flats are expected to be completed by in Spring 2015.

Gareth Lewis, director of operations at Watford Community Housing Trust, said: "Every home we build helps to ease the desperate shortage of affordable housing in Watford and Three Rivers. We have an ambitious target to provide 500 new homes by 2017 and this is an important step along the way."

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2:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Cuetip says...

Gareth "Every home we build helps to ease the desperate shortage of affordable housing in Watford...''

But let us not turn a blind eye or deaf hear to the knock on effects in one of our most congested areas or the worries of those who have been patiently waiting for years with no hope whilst others are fast tracked.
Gareth "Every home we build helps to ease the desperate shortage of affordable housing in Watford...'' But let us not turn a blind eye or deaf hear to the knock on effects in one of our most congested areas or the worries of those who have been patiently waiting for years with no hope whilst others are fast tracked. Cuetip
  • Score: 5

2:17pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Joliet68 says...

Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.
Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it. Joliet68
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Tue 11 Mar 14

angryangryangry says...

Joliet68 wrote:
Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.
Thats ok, i am sure that the council will make it a CPZ in order to bring in more money from the parking cash cow!
[quote][p][bold]Joliet68[/bold] wrote: Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.[/p][/quote]Thats ok, i am sure that the council will make it a CPZ in order to bring in more money from the parking cash cow! angryangryangry
  • Score: 7

3:09pm Tue 11 Mar 14

TRT says...

Joliet68 wrote:
Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.
It sounds like they could do with some garages there... oh.
[quote][p][bold]Joliet68[/bold] wrote: Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.[/p][/quote]It sounds like they could do with some garages there... oh. TRT
  • Score: 5

4:35pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Andrew1963 says...

Can the WO find out what the rent a month will be? Two bed places in the private sector are about £1,000 a month.
Can the WO find out what the rent a month will be? Two bed places in the private sector are about £1,000 a month. Andrew1963
  • Score: 5

5:13pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Maceo & Fred says...

Yet more flats in Watford being built in one of the most densely populated parts of Hertfordshire. And oh yes the Health, no apologies Housing Campus development has increased it homes from 300 to 600 to 650 to 700 to most recently 750. Will there be any green blades of grass in this area as our Mayor and Cllr Sharpe look down across the Colne River Valley from their mansion in Oxhey.
Yet more flats in Watford being built in one of the most densely populated parts of Hertfordshire. And oh yes the Health, no apologies Housing Campus development has increased it homes from 300 to 600 to 650 to 700 to most recently 750. Will there be any green blades of grass in this area as our Mayor and Cllr Sharpe look down across the Colne River Valley from their mansion in Oxhey. Maceo & Fred
  • Score: 8

5:35pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Felinefrenzi says...

So a few more families to add to the crush to find a secondary school place.
Don't be fooled that those living in flats don't have kids, they do. And it is because they can't afford a house with more bedrooms.

Now 750 properties for the Allotments site...... This is insane... 700 -1400 more kids at least that's enough for 4 more 2FE primary schools.

This is unsustainable and we have to stop building homes in the Watford area.

Somebody do something !!!
So a few more families to add to the crush to find a secondary school place. Don't be fooled that those living in flats don't have kids, they do. And it is because they can't afford a house with more bedrooms. Now 750 properties for the Allotments site...... This is insane... 700 -1400 more kids at least that's enough for 4 more 2FE primary schools. This is unsustainable and we have to stop building homes in the Watford area. Somebody do something !!! Felinefrenzi
  • Score: 7

5:57pm Tue 11 Mar 14

gusgreen says...

Here we go again we do not need MORE dwellings especially in this part of Watford but LESS people. That goes for the whole country but the powers to be will not listen to the indigenous population who are sick to death of living like sardines whilst they are not affected!!!
Here we go again we do not need MORE dwellings especially in this part of Watford but LESS people. That goes for the whole country but the powers to be will not listen to the indigenous population who are sick to death of living like sardines whilst they are not affected!!! gusgreen
  • Score: 7

6:33pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Maceo & Fred says...

Yes and our Council and its joint developers Kier have know about the further increase to 750 homes on the Watford Housing Campus behind our hospital but I wonder why they haven't annoucned a press release. Unfortunately until the Watford population vote in more of an opposition in seat numbers our Mayor and the Lib Dems will remain unopposed in Watford and think that every idea they come up with is a good one. It is now up to the 90,000 residents of Watford (yes, an increase in 10,000 in the last ten years) to use their vote in the local elections in May. No doubt Cllr Sharpe in his disguise as "Wacko Jacko" when leaving comments online will state otherwise!
Yes and our Council and its joint developers Kier have know about the further increase to 750 homes on the Watford Housing Campus behind our hospital but I wonder why they haven't annoucned a press release. Unfortunately until the Watford population vote in more of an opposition in seat numbers our Mayor and the Lib Dems will remain unopposed in Watford and think that every idea they come up with is a good one. It is now up to the 90,000 residents of Watford (yes, an increase in 10,000 in the last ten years) to use their vote in the local elections in May. No doubt Cllr Sharpe in his disguise as "Wacko Jacko" when leaving comments online will state otherwise! Maceo & Fred
  • Score: 4

8:21pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Cuetip says...

gusgreen wrote:
Here we go again we do not need MORE dwellings especially in this part of Watford but LESS people. That goes for the whole country but the powers to be will not listen to the indigenous population who are sick to death of living like sardines whilst they are not affected!!!
TRT says...

Joliet68 wrote:
Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.

It sounds like they could do with some garages there... oh.

Nrt Watford is fast catching up with West and Central Watford.

The latest North Watford Lib Focus incredulously urges residents after they overwhelmingly rejected the CPZ '' ...to help resist development that would make parking worse''.

Where was that battle cry for hard pressed residents in streets around King George's Ave when the Rembrandt Hse high density development was approved or the block of flats at the corner of St John's Rd and the St Albans Rd.
[quote][p][bold]gusgreen[/bold] wrote: Here we go again we do not need MORE dwellings especially in this part of Watford but LESS people. That goes for the whole country but the powers to be will not listen to the indigenous population who are sick to death of living like sardines whilst they are not affected!!![/p][/quote]TRT says... Joliet68 wrote: Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it. It sounds like they could do with some garages there... oh. Nrt Watford is fast catching up with West and Central Watford. The latest North Watford Lib Focus incredulously urges residents after they overwhelmingly rejected the CPZ '' ...to help resist development that would make parking worse''. Where was that battle cry for hard pressed residents in streets around King George's Ave when the Rembrandt Hse high density development was approved or the block of flats at the corner of St John's Rd and the St Albans Rd. Cuetip
  • Score: 4

8:21pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Cuetip says...

gusgreen wrote:
Here we go again we do not need MORE dwellings especially in this part of Watford but LESS people. That goes for the whole country but the powers to be will not listen to the indigenous population who are sick to death of living like sardines whilst they are not affected!!!
TRT says...

Joliet68 wrote:
Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it.

It sounds like they could do with some garages there... oh.

Nrt Watford is fast catching up with West and Central Watford.

The latest North Watford Lib Focus incredulously urges residents after they overwhelmingly rejected the CPZ '' ...to help resist development that would make parking worse''.

Where was that battle cry for hard pressed residents in streets around King George's Ave when the Rembrandt Hse high density development was approved or the block of flats at the corner of St John's Rd and the St Albans Rd.
[quote][p][bold]gusgreen[/bold] wrote: Here we go again we do not need MORE dwellings especially in this part of Watford but LESS people. That goes for the whole country but the powers to be will not listen to the indigenous population who are sick to death of living like sardines whilst they are not affected!!![/p][/quote]TRT says... Joliet68 wrote: Do you know what's even rarer in West Watford than affordable housing? Parking to go with it. It sounds like they could do with some garages there... oh. Nrt Watford is fast catching up with West and Central Watford. The latest North Watford Lib Focus incredulously urges residents after they overwhelmingly rejected the CPZ '' ...to help resist development that would make parking worse''. Where was that battle cry for hard pressed residents in streets around King George's Ave when the Rembrandt Hse high density development was approved or the block of flats at the corner of St John's Rd and the St Albans Rd. Cuetip
  • Score: 3

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