As many as 25 additional sites have been submitted to the local plan.

Three Rivers District Council published the extra locations in the non-statutory Potential Call for Sites document on January 30.

The deadline for the first consultation was extended from December 7 last year to December 21. It has now closed.

Three Rivers received the additional sites submitted by developers “in the past month”.

Among the sites included in the latest document, between 280 and 415 new homes have been proposed for Beechengrove Wood in Loudwater, between 150 and 225 homes for the Millfield Plantation in the same area, between 620 and 830 homes on farmland between East Lane, Abbots Langley and the M25, and “business, industry and warehousing” on Green Belt land south of junction 20 of the M25, Kings Langley.

Moto Hospitality Limited revitalised plans for a new service station at junction 20 in September last year. The motorway service provider suggested a 100-bed hotel, a 1,000-space car park, shops and other facilities could be included.

Cllr Sara Bedford, leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “A total of 25 further sites have been submitted by developers in the past month. These are being made public on the council web site, so that residents can be made aware of the numbers and locations of the potential developments.

“Many of the sites that have been submitted will not be able to be used for anything like their indicative capacity, due to factors including the presence of railways lines, flood plains or access problems. It’s therefore important to have a good range of sites to choose from as we try to find the number of sites the government requires.”