The return of plans for over 600 homes on a Chorleywood Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has sparked a public meeting.

Residents are being invited to have their say on proposals for 675 homes on the 55.8-acre site east of Green Street at a meeting at the Chorleywood War Memorial Hall on May 2 at 7.30pm.

The parish council announced the assembly after the application by planning agent Savills, on behalf of the Chiltern Hills Golf Club, was confirmed by Three Rivers District Council on April 10.

Watford Observer: A masterplan of the proposed 675-home development near Chorleywood.A masterplan of the proposed 675-home development near Chorleywood. (Image: Savills / Three Rivers District Council)

It comes just months after Savills withdrew their appeal to the planning inspectorate last October following the rejection of plans for 800 homes on the same site in March 2023.

The new proposals could see a smaller housing development and a two-form entry primary school built on the field, which is currently used for cattle grazing.

In the application, the agent admits that the plot’s location in the Green Belt and Chiltern’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) “will bring a level of harm”, but maintains that the public benefit of providing new homes outweighed this.

Anyone who wishes to attend the meeting or speak should contact the parish council on or 01923 285594 by midday on April 30.