Contentious planning application to demolish Long Island Exchange, in Victoria Close, to make way for homes approved by politicians

Watford Observer: Contentious planning application to demolish Long Island Exchange to make way for homes approved by politicians Contentious planning application to demolish Long Island Exchange to make way for homes approved by politicians

The controversial application to turn Rickmansworth’s only remaining hotel into homes has been unanimously approved by politicians.

Proposals to turn Long Island Exchange, in Victoria Close, into flats and houses were passed by Three Rivers councillors at a planning meeting tonight.

This is the fourth application lodged by Keay Homes and sought permission to convert the original Long Island Exchange building into eight apartments and to demolish the existing hotel extension and construct 25 apartments and four houses.

Officers recommended councillors approve the application and politicians were reluctant to go against them, with councillor Ann Shaw asking the committee if they could think of any planning grounds on which to decline permission.

Councillors could think of  none and unanimously voted through the proposals.

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12:43am Fri 18 Jul 14

bishopofwatford says...

Quite so ,what is more necessary today, dwellings or some crusty building that should have been renovated by its owners or bought by objectors to the scheme? The olace is a monument to a long lost time....move on ricky welcome to 21st century reality!
Quite so ,what is more necessary today, dwellings or some crusty building that should have been renovated by its owners or bought by objectors to the scheme? The olace is a monument to a long lost time....move on ricky welcome to 21st century reality! bishopofwatford
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7:23am Fri 18 Jul 14

bishopofwatford says...

bishopofwatford wrote:
Quite so ,what is more necessary today, dwellings or some crusty building that should have been renovated by its owners or bought by objectors to the scheme? The olace is a monument to a long lost time....move on ricky welcome to 21st century reality!
Looks like the nimbies are the only ones interested in this post...oh well cant please everyone all the time.COYH
[quote][p][bold]bishopofwatford[/bold] wrote: Quite so ,what is more necessary today, dwellings or some crusty building that should have been renovated by its owners or bought by objectors to the scheme? The olace is a monument to a long lost time....move on ricky welcome to 21st century reality![/p][/quote]Looks like the nimbies are the only ones interested in this post...oh well cant please everyone all the time.COYH bishopofwatford
  • Score: -4

8:35am Fri 18 Jul 14

crazyfrog says...

Total Joke !!!!!!!! Looks like KEAY HOMES finally outplayed the council hook line and sinker!!! them property developers have a lot of influence in certain circles, Now can the council planning dept play KEAY HOMES at their own game and launch an appeal?
Total Joke !!!!!!!! Looks like KEAY HOMES finally outplayed the council hook line and sinker!!! them property developers have a lot of influence in certain circles, Now can the council planning dept play KEAY HOMES at their own game and launch an appeal? crazyfrog
  • Score: 8

10:35am Fri 18 Jul 14

Andrew Turpie says...

bishopofwatford wrote:
bishopofwatford wrote:
Quite so ,what is more necessary today, dwellings or some crusty building that should have been renovated by its owners or bought by objectors to the scheme? The olace is a monument to a long lost time....move on ricky welcome to 21st century reality!
Looks like the nimbies are the only ones interested in this post...oh well cant please everyone all the time.COYH
You may find that Nimbies don't exist anymore as all back yards have been built over in the name of progress *sighs* - might need to invent another acronym.
[quote][p][bold]bishopofwatford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bishopofwatford[/bold] wrote: Quite so ,what is more necessary today, dwellings or some crusty building that should have been renovated by its owners or bought by objectors to the scheme? The olace is a monument to a long lost time....move on ricky welcome to 21st century reality![/p][/quote]Looks like the nimbies are the only ones interested in this post...oh well cant please everyone all the time.COYH[/p][/quote]You may find that Nimbies don't exist anymore as all back yards have been built over in the name of progress *sighs* - might need to invent another acronym. Andrew Turpie
  • Score: 5

10:41am Fri 18 Jul 14

pepsiman says...

At last, It’s great for Three Rivers and Rickmansworth that this site is being brought back into use to provide much-needed new homes
At last, It’s great for Three Rivers and Rickmansworth that this site is being brought back into use to provide much-needed new homes pepsiman
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