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Three Rivers District Council makes plans for 150 new homes in Kings Langley
Kings Langley could welcome the introduction of 150 new homes into the village over 15 years due to a decline in industrial buildings.
Following public consultation, Three Rivers District Council has included plans to introduce substantial developments into the district in its final Local Plan, to be looked at by the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles MP.
The plan outlines the stretch from Kings Langley station to Primrose Playing fields, to be allocated as ‘residential use’, which could mean 150 more homes introduced into the village over 15 years.
This follows a decline of industrial sites in the area and developers would be encouraged to put in plans to build on these sites rather than on the Green Belt.
The number of new homes has been restricted to 150, due to its flood zone location near the River Gade.
District councillor, Stephen Giles-Medhurst, said: "We certainly need more houses, which is demonstrated time and time again, for people to keep their families in the area.
"Developments on old industrial and Brownfield sites are supported by local residents because this would mean a decline in heavy congestion going through the village, which is good news.
"If agreed, the council would have agreed designated sites to construct houses on instead of developers coming forward with plans to build on the Green belt.
"We would just need developers to come forward with plans to build these residential homes."
Two other sites in the village have also been included in the outlines. The site of IPS Fencing, adjacent to 65 Toms Lane, is listed under plans to build 10 new homes between 2016 and 2020.
Twenty homes may also be constructed on the land at Three Acres, Toms Lane in the same time frame.
A public enquiry into these suggestions will be heard in mid-2013.