A developer has been branded "greedy" after submitting revised plans to build a larger tower block in Watford.

Vendose Ltd, which received permission for a 17 storey building in 2018, has applied to put a 24 storey block instead on a site in Clarendon Road.

The former TJX headquarters would be demolished and replaced with a building of 247 rented homes and office space.

After being submitted to Watford Borough Council earlier this month, the application has prompted a small number of objections from neighbours while local councillors have launched a petition.

Watford Observer: A CGI of the proposal to redevelop the site currently home to the former TJX HQ which has relocated to opposite Watford Junction station. Credit: Vedose LtdA CGI of the proposal to redevelop the site currently home to the former TJX HQ which has relocated to opposite Watford Junction station. Credit: Vedose Ltd

Central ward Liberal Democrat councillor Aga Dychton said: "I campaigned against the original scheme when it was for 100 units. Now the developer wants to go higher. They are being greedy.

"I stood up recently to stop a 22 storey tower in Clarendon Road and we won the fight to reject a seven storey block in Monmouth Road. Together we can stop this."

Watford Observer: left to right: Central Watford Lib Dem county councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst and Central ward Lib Dem borough councillors Aga Dychton and Rabi Martins outside the former TJX HQ in Clarendon Road. Credit: Watford Lib Demsleft to right: Central Watford Lib Dem county councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst and Central ward Lib Dem borough councillors Aga Dychton and Rabi Martins outside the former TJX HQ in Clarendon Road. Credit: Watford Lib Dems

Residents in neighbouring streets including Estcourt Road, St Johns Road, Granville Road, and Gartlet Road have submitted objections on the council's planning portal.

Neil Kotak said he would lose sunlight on his property and also raised concerns about parking. The developer is proposing 79 parking spaces.

Deborah Harvey described the proposal as "overdevelopment" and has called on the Lib Dem-run council to "consider" existing residents when a decision is made.

Concerns about parking, the need for infrastructure such as schools and surgeries, overshadowing, loss of light and privacy, and the "negative" impact on the Estcourt Road Conservation Area was raised by Carla Paylor.

While John Fernando said the plans would make the area feel "gloomy" and "claustrophobic" adding it will "totally change the character".

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Watford Observer: CGI of the proposed development which includes a tower rising to 24 storeys. Credit: Vedose LtdCGI of the proposed development which includes a tower rising to 24 storeys. Credit: Vedose Ltd

Vendose declined to comment on the petition or comments made in the portal.

Peter Jeffery from Sphere 25, the planning consultants for the project, said previously: "Our proposal combines a high-quality aesthetic appearance with the delivery of real benefits to local people and businesses in the form of new homes, office space and job opportunities.

"This scheme is a product of extensive engagement with Watford Borough Council and we are excited to bring forward this investment of £120 million."

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Vendose says it hopes to start work in early 2023 if its plans are approved by the council.

The plans can be viewed on the council's planning portal via reference 22/00484/FULM.