A plan has gone in to demolish an existing home’s extension to build a new house right next to the M1.

The planning application, added to the Watford Borough Council planning portal today (May 1), would see a side storage building for a semi-detached house at the end of a cul-de-sac in The Gossamers knocked down.

A two-storey, two-bedroom house would then be built in its place and extending to the edge of the site boundary. The edge of the site is bordered by a ‘no-mans-land’ wooded area, which screens the property from the M1 just on the other side of a 1.8m fence.

In planning documents submitted with the proposal, the appearance and design of the home is described as “virtually identical” to the design of the existing houses in the cul-de-sac.

It adds that pre-application advice suggested the principle of a residential development at the site was considered acceptable.

The applicant adds that the street can accommodate the increased demand for parking.