They have told the estate surveyor to British Railways, London Midland Region, that the council is not prepared to give favourable consideration to such a planning application.
Mr C. Grant-Ross, a development surveyor for London Midland Region, told the Watford Observer: “We haven’t got any plans, drawings, programme or anything for this redevelopment.
“We just thought we would like to see a development at the station, but we recognised the blessings of the local planning authority are a pre-requisite to anything of that nature so we merely wrote to them asking what the prospects were.”
It is understood that the redevelopment would have included a new office building and the station area is not allocated for office use by the borough council.
[From the Watford Observer of May 25, 1971]
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