As many as 200 new homes could appear on a patch of Green Belt land owing to Government housing targets.

Three Rivers district councillor Phil Williams told the Watford Observer housebuilders Taylor Wimpey were looking at a site off Stag Lane in Chorleywood as part of a Government plan to build 600 new homes each year for 15 years.

Cllr Williams also said the target was over three times higher than the previous decade and expressed concern about poor access to public transport.

Taylor Wimpey confirmed the Stag Lane site was being “promoted” through the council’s local plan, adding the area could hold between 150-200 homes.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “We have put the site off Stag Lane in Chorleywood forward to Three Rivers District Council as a potential site for development and no detailed proposals have been prepared at this stage.”

The housebuilders also said the number of homes built will be led by planning policy, if the council determine the site appropriate.

Cllr Williams said: “The Government has set a target for Three Rivers to build over 600 new homes a year every year for the next 15 years. That’s more than three times the number that have been built each year for the past decade.

“The council has to consider all sites that are submitted by potential developers. Many of the sites have considerable constraints. The Stag Lane site is in the Green Belt, off narrow, in places single track roads and has little access to public transport.

“It’s important for the council to build the right homes in the right places and respect the local environment”.