Hertsmere Borough Council earmarks sites for 143 homes in Bushey and Bushey Heath

Watford Observer: Council earmarks sites for 143 new homes in Bushey Council earmarks sites for 143 new homes in Bushey

The council has allocated five sites in Bushey and Bushey Heath to build 143 houses, including building on land that is already occupied.

Hertsmere Borough Council released its site allocations plan last month, which sets out where developments could take place over the next 15 years.

The report reveals Hertsmere has set aside room for 651 houses across the borough, 143 of which could be built in Bushey and Bushey Heath.

The largest development could take place on land off Rossway Drive, where the council estimates there is room for 61 homes.

There is potential for a "mix of houses" including a majority of two and three bedroom homes.

Elsewhere, 39 new flats and/or houses could be built in Birchvillle Court which is currently a nursing home.

Another site that has been earmarked that is already in use is Europcar House in Aldenham Road. The council believes 19 new homes could be built on the site, which currently houses the UK headquarters of car rental firm Europccar.

The council said the design and layout of the new development "should create a stronger building line, improve the streetscene and provide a better relationship with other surrounding properties".

A further 24 houses or flats could be built in the surrounding areas, with 13 flats on the land at Bushey Hall Golf Club and another 11 on the land at Lincoln Field.

The document also sets out plans for three additional pitches on the Sandy Lane traveller site in Bushey, subject to a flood risk assessment. The current 30 pitches will be retained, along with the pitches at One Acre in Aldenham and The Conifers in Elton Way.

With regard to the Green Belt Boundary, it is proposed that the boundary at the Print Works at Bushey Hall Golf Course and Spire Hospital on Heathbourne Road is amended so that it no longer forms part of the Green Belt.

Councillor Harvey Cohen said: "These are critical plans which we want people to give us their views on as they will have an impact on people and the communities they live in.

"We have responsibilities to provide adequate land for development, whether that is for retail or for new homes, but we also want to ensure our high streets are supported, that our communities are safe and pleasant places in which to live and work, that areas are protected and that all the needs of our diverse communities are met.

"The government also introduced a National Planning Policy Framework in 2012 which includes a requirement for councils to have a clear presumption in favour of sustainable development in their plans.

"Sometimes that does mean that we have to make difficult local decisions and so we are inviting residents to get involved in the consultation so we can continue to make well-informed judgements about the area and its future."

The site allocation document went out for public consultation at the beginning of this month and will last six weeks.

As part of the consultation, letters will be sent to residents who will be directly affected by certain significant proposals. To be added to the mailing list for the consultation email local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk

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3:17pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Andrew1963 says...

Eurocar House - surely a block of 60 flats will end up on that site - was originally 3 houses. Presumably these are all new sites to add to the existing thousands planned, in the pipeline or designated for the future!
Eurocar House - surely a block of 60 flats will end up on that site - was originally 3 houses. Presumably these are all new sites to add to the existing thousands planned, in the pipeline or designated for the future! Andrew1963

3:23pm Wed 19 Feb 14

LSC says...

"With regard to the Green Belt Boundary, it is proposed that the boundary at the Print Works at Bushey Hall Golf Course and Spire Hospital on Heathbourne Road is amended so that it no longer forms part of the Green Belt."

So it is Green Belt until someone wants to build on it, then it isn't. Bushey planning are at it again! So many strange things seem to be going on....
Still, what do us braying public know, eh?
"With regard to the Green Belt Boundary, it is proposed that the boundary at the Print Works at Bushey Hall Golf Course and Spire Hospital on Heathbourne Road is amended so that it no longer forms part of the Green Belt." So it is Green Belt until someone wants to build on it, then it isn't. Bushey planning are at it again! So many strange things seem to be going on.... Still, what do us braying public know, eh? LSC

5:47pm Wed 19 Feb 14

gusgreen says...

When will the powers learn we DO NOT need more house but LESS people. We are being overrun in this area and it needs to stop!
When will the powers learn we DO NOT need more house but LESS people. We are being overrun in this area and it needs to stop! gusgreen

7:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Nascot says...

Message to all Bushey Eurocar employees. When you go to work tomorrow, there may be some news about your future (un)employment.
Message to all Bushey Eurocar employees. When you go to work tomorrow, there may be some news about your future (un)employment. Nascot

2:36am Thu 20 Feb 14

John Dowdle says...

Is any of this proposed development anywhere near the eruv?
It seems Bushey green belt land has become solely tokenistic now.
....There goes the neighbourhood.......
Is any of this proposed development anywhere near the eruv? It seems Bushey green belt land has become solely tokenistic now. ....There goes the neighbourhood....... John Dowdle

12:12pm Thu 20 Feb 14

EU_OUT_NOW says...

Well, we won't have to worry about poor roads and pot holes soon, because there won't be any space left to drive on!
Well, we won't have to worry about poor roads and pot holes soon, because there won't be any space left to drive on! EU_OUT_NOW

8:58am Fri 21 Feb 14

garston tony says...

Andrew1963 wrote:
Eurocar House - surely a block of 60 flats will end up on that site - was originally 3 houses. Presumably these are all new sites to add to the existing thousands planned, in the pipeline or designated for the future!
That says it all about modern homes, a site that used to have three homes on it is now earmarked for 19! They'll be poky with no room to swing a cat probably.
[quote][p][bold]Andrew1963[/bold] wrote: Eurocar House - surely a block of 60 flats will end up on that site - was originally 3 houses. Presumably these are all new sites to add to the existing thousands planned, in the pipeline or designated for the future![/p][/quote]That says it all about modern homes, a site that used to have three homes on it is now earmarked for 19! They'll be poky with no room to swing a cat probably. garston tony

9:01am Fri 21 Feb 14

garston tony says...

LSC wrote:
"With regard to the Green Belt Boundary, it is proposed that the boundary at the Print Works at Bushey Hall Golf Course and Spire Hospital on Heathbourne Road is amended so that it no longer forms part of the Green Belt." So it is Green Belt until someone wants to build on it, then it isn't. Bushey planning are at it again! So many strange things seem to be going on.... Still, what do us braying public know, eh?
Its not just Bushey, green belt land is being reclassified and built on every where.
Just a quick question, the council have set aside space for 651 properties over the next 15 years. Thats only 43 a year, hardly seems enough to cope with a growing population.
Gus green most arears are being 'overrun', its not just Bushey thats crowded
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: "With regard to the Green Belt Boundary, it is proposed that the boundary at the Print Works at Bushey Hall Golf Course and Spire Hospital on Heathbourne Road is amended so that it no longer forms part of the Green Belt." So it is Green Belt until someone wants to build on it, then it isn't. Bushey planning are at it again! So many strange things seem to be going on.... Still, what do us braying public know, eh?[/p][/quote]Its not just Bushey, green belt land is being reclassified and built on every where. Just a quick question, the council have set aside space for 651 properties over the next 15 years. Thats only 43 a year, hardly seems enough to cope with a growing population. Gus green most arears are being 'overrun', its not just Bushey thats crowded garston tony

10:20am Fri 21 Feb 14

Let`s`aveitright says...

A new housing estate has just been built over the ancient Chalk Quarry which was the Water-Board in Aldenham Road! Where are the new residents of the Eurocar site going to work ? I don`t recall homes there, thought it used to be MFI furniture store in the late 1980`s. Is causing unemployment and local buisness relocation part of the new agenda? The argument for building the new Waitrose supermarket in Lower High Street is the creation of new jobs. Maybe the Eurocar staff will go and work there once they`ve become unemployed.
A new housing estate has just been built over the ancient Chalk Quarry which was the Water-Board in Aldenham Road! Where are the new residents of the Eurocar site going to work ? I don`t recall homes there, thought it used to be MFI furniture store in the late 1980`s. Is causing unemployment and local buisness relocation part of the new agenda? The argument for building the new Waitrose supermarket in Lower High Street is the creation of new jobs. Maybe the Eurocar staff will go and work there once they`ve become unemployed. Let`s`aveitright

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