Proposals to build up to 800 new homes on green belt have received more than a thousand objections.

Developer Chiltern Hills Golf Club has submitted plans for either 300 or 800 homes to be built east of Green Street and north of Orchard Drive in Chorleywood.

The 300-home application has received 841 rejections while the proposal for 800 new homes has had 882 objections.

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Together, the proposals have only received 15 indications of support.

On the applications’ public comment section, many people stated the schemes would have a negative impact on traffic, the environment and disrupt local amenities.

One person said: “To big of a development for a small village.

“Impact on schools, doctors, transportation etc.”

And another person suggested an alternative build might be better suited to the site.

They said: “Maybe… 40/50 houses with park, doctors/dentist, coffee shop. Things the area could use and need.”

Watford Observer: The homes are planned on green belt land. Picture: Google MapsThe homes are planned on green belt land. Picture: Google Maps

In addition, people raised concerns about the green belt being built on.

One person said: “These developments are a huge threat to the biodiversity in the area around the common.”

Savills, which is representing Chiltern Hills Golf Club, said several local highway improvements have been proposed and agreed with Hertfordshire County Council.

These include new traffic lights at the Green Street and A404 junction.

The spokesperson added that a community infrastructure levy payment will be made regarding environmental issues.

And the developer is in talks with the county council to provide land for a primary school if needed.

They said: “Either way, we will make a substantial payment towards the provision of school places.”

One of the two plans can be accepted, or the council could refuse both. A date for a decision has yet to be confirmed.

They added: “If the 300-unit application is submitted, we have agreed not to submit a further application for extra homes on the site for ten years.”

Thames Water, which is responsible for sewage waste, confirmed that currently the foul water network is only able to serve 60 new homes and upgrades to the network would be required if either scheme received planning permission.

The developer and Thames Water confirmed they will work together on improving the sewage system if either scheme goes ahead.

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