Plans to build 20 homes on ancient woodland in Watford to be decided this week

Plans to build 20 homes on ancient woodland in Watford to be decided this week

Plans to build 20 homes on ancient woodland in Watford to be decided this week

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

Plans to build 20 homes on ancient woodland in Watford are due to be decided this week.

Developer, Persimmon Homes Thames Valley, has submitted detailed proposals to develop the Rounton site, in Nascot Wood Road, after winning outline permission for the scheme last year.

The latest development comes after a long-running battle with residents in the area who are keen to preserve the woodland.

Watford Observer:

In 2012 a planning inspector rejected plans for a 45-home scheme on the site following vociferous objections from people living nearby.

Council planners have recommended the development control committee approve this smaller scheme when they meet on Thursday.

A report to the committee said the 2012 planning appeal had established that the woodland on the area qualified as ancient.

As such the trees have to be protected in the development.

Planners said the proposed semi-detached homes had a "tradition style" including gabled roofs and bay windows.

Watford Observer:

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1:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Watfordengineer says...

well what else will they do with the land! sounds a reasonable size and houses are much needed.
obviously you can see where they plan to put phase 2 of the development. the planners need to be strict on conditions for any further development.
well what else will they do with the land! sounds a reasonable size and houses are much needed. obviously you can see where they plan to put phase 2 of the development. the planners need to be strict on conditions for any further development. Watfordengineer
  • Score: -12

1:53pm Tue 24 Jun 14

gusgreen says...

NoNoNo not more bloody houses in Watford

We are full!!!!!
NoNoNo not more bloody houses in Watford We are full!!!!! gusgreen
  • Score: 20

3:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

LSC says...

Bulldoze it. Who needs trees anyway? While we are at it, why not pave the Lake District?
Bulldoze it. Who needs trees anyway? While we are at it, why not pave the Lake District? LSC
  • Score: 14

8:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

watfordrick says...

Dorothy out !
Dorothy out ! watfordrick
  • Score: 2

9:13pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Cuetip says...

LSC wrote:
Bulldoze it. Who needs trees anyway? While we are at it, why not pave the Lake District?
Do we live in a town with two tier standards which only reinforces inequality in treatment?

In planning, do we have differents standards for different wards eg for some areas it seems appropriate to deprive residents of parking or even allow developments that worsen their parking pressures or even encourage Houses of Multiple Occupancy?

It seems there are two standards operating for different wards. Bulldoze historic allotments in West Watford and flood the area with high density housing as with Rembrandt House and the appalling plans submitted for the Verulam Arms in the Leggatts ward meanwhile treat Nascot with sensitivity.

Let's treat all areas with sensistivity and ensure that developments do enhance areas.
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: Bulldoze it. Who needs trees anyway? While we are at it, why not pave the Lake District?[/p][/quote]Do we live in a town with two tier standards which only reinforces inequality in treatment? In planning, do we have differents standards for different wards eg for some areas it seems appropriate to deprive residents of parking or even allow developments that worsen their parking pressures or even encourage Houses of Multiple Occupancy? It seems there are two standards operating for different wards. Bulldoze historic allotments in West Watford and flood the area with high density housing as with Rembrandt House and the appalling plans submitted for the Verulam Arms in the Leggatts ward meanwhile treat Nascot with sensitivity. Let's treat all areas with sensistivity and ensure that developments do enhance areas. Cuetip
  • Score: 7

2:53am Thu 26 Jun 14

watford sheeple says...

knock it all down and build a south oxhey two then make them all sign a tenancy with clauses in small print saying they consent to medical testing and charge glaxo smith a fortune as they slowly die off use the money we generate to pay for south oxhey 1 the mother ship for a few more years then we can fry them all with the remaining money we get for selling the the empty propertys of south oxhey 2 to cash for crash fraudster gangs from west Watford then we can let the khans drug deal for a few more years seize there cash to knock down south oxhey 2 lock up the khans for ever sack charlotte for reporting and all go for a pint in the one bell which wont be such a bad place once lee mcarthy is fried in south oxhey 1 and kerri reyonald over doses in Watford fields after selling all his bmw wing mirrors for heroin to bobby barlow , :) its just a idea that came to me but like Jordons **** when he gets to jail for the guns and coke im open for anything :)
knock it all down and build a south oxhey two then make them all sign a tenancy with clauses in small print saying they consent to medical testing and charge glaxo smith a fortune as they slowly die off use the money we generate to pay for south oxhey 1 the mother ship for a few more years then we can fry them all with the remaining money we get for selling the the empty propertys of south oxhey 2 to cash for crash fraudster gangs from west Watford then we can let the khans drug deal for a few more years seize there cash to knock down south oxhey 2 lock up the khans for ever sack charlotte for reporting and all go for a pint in the one bell which wont be such a bad place once lee mcarthy is fried in south oxhey 1 and kerri reyonald over doses in Watford fields after selling all his bmw wing mirrors for heroin to bobby barlow , :) its just a idea that came to me but like Jordons **** when he gets to jail for the guns and coke im open for anything :) watford sheeple
  • Score: -1

2:57am Thu 26 Jun 14

watford sheeple says...

watford sheeple wrote:
knock it all down and build a south oxhey two then make them all sign a tenancy with clauses in small print saying they consent to medical testing and charge glaxo smith a fortune as they slowly die off use the money we generate to pay for south oxhey 1 the mother ship for a few more years then we can fry them all with the remaining money we get for selling the the empty propertys of south oxhey 2 to cash for crash fraudster gangs from west Watford then we can let the khans drug deal for a few more years seize there cash to knock down south oxhey 2 lock up the khans for ever sack charlotte for reporting and all go for a pint in the one bell which wont be such a bad place once lee mcarthy is fried in south oxhey 1 and kerri reyonald over doses in Watford fields after selling all his bmw wing mirrors for heroin to bobby barlow , :) its just a idea that came to me but like Jordons **** when he gets to jail for the guns and coke im open for anything :)
WOW that's the best comment en on here ever excellent stuff light harted funny and witty as anything thanks mate
[quote][p][bold]watford sheeple[/bold] wrote: knock it all down and build a south oxhey two then make them all sign a tenancy with clauses in small print saying they consent to medical testing and charge glaxo smith a fortune as they slowly die off use the money we generate to pay for south oxhey 1 the mother ship for a few more years then we can fry them all with the remaining money we get for selling the the empty propertys of south oxhey 2 to cash for crash fraudster gangs from west Watford then we can let the khans drug deal for a few more years seize there cash to knock down south oxhey 2 lock up the khans for ever sack charlotte for reporting and all go for a pint in the one bell which wont be such a bad place once lee mcarthy is fried in south oxhey 1 and kerri reyonald over doses in Watford fields after selling all his bmw wing mirrors for heroin to bobby barlow , :) its just a idea that came to me but like Jordons **** when he gets to jail for the guns and coke im open for anything :)[/p][/quote]WOW that's the best comment en on here ever excellent stuff light harted funny and witty as anything thanks mate watford sheeple
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