A company that is building a car park on the Green Belt without permission is being investigated for breaching planning rules.

Pure Bricks is a company based in the Pure building on Home Park Mill Link Road in Kings Langley.

The plot, directly opposite Kings Langley station and behind Flowerhouse florist, has been surrounded by solid timber fencing obscuring outside view since works began in early September 2018.

However, the developer never sought planning permission from Three Rivers District Council.

Pure Bricks therefore submitted a retrospective planning application November 2018 seeking authorisation for a CCTV tower and regrading of the land.

This application also included an amendment to authorise the development of the car park, but this was later withdrawn, and a second fresh application submitted at the end of March.

The company is now under investigation for a separate issue, the alleged breach of the council’s Green Travel Plan.

The plan encourages employees of new developments to travel by modes of transport other than cars such as by bus or bicycle.

It has been revealed by the council that Imagination Technologies, which is housed in a building next door to Pure, is also being investigated by the council about the breach of the plan.

A date of when the investigation might be over has yet to be given.

A spokesperson from the Three Rivers Council said: “Both Imagination Technologies and Pure Bricks are in correspondence with the council to resolve the breach of planning.

“The overflow car park recently constructed in Station Road is subject to its enforcement investigation.

“A planning application to regularise the development was submitted but was later withdrawn. The council has since received a second application.”