Development can go ahead after these five planning applications were approved in May.

Some proposals were met with objections while others proved widely popular but all of the projects below were granted approval.

See what is coming soon near you below.

Wellstones flats

How the flats would look from the ring road, shown by the arrow.How the flats would look from the ring road, shown by the arrow. (Image: Telereal Trillium)

Despite Watford Borough Council refusing to grant permission for an eight storey tower of 89 flats to replace the existing Wellstones Car Par, the Planning Inspectorate overruled the decision on May 24 and so the development can go ahead.

There will also be a “flexible commercial unit” on the ground floor of the building, between Exchange Road and Wellstones.

St John’s Catholic Primary School rebuild

CGI showing the approved St John’s Catholic Primary School rebuild.CGI showing the approved St John’s Catholic Primary School rebuild. (Image: Noviun Architects/Three Rivers District Council planning portal.)

The main school building at St John's Catholic Primary School, in Berry Lane, Rickmansworth was identified as having structural instability due to being built with Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete(RAAC), before the material’s issues came to national attention.

On May 9, Three Rivers District Council approved plans to knock it down and replace it with a new teaching block funded by the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.

Watford Harriers Gym

Woodside Stadium Athletics Ground entrance.Woodside Stadium Athletics Ground entrance. (Image: Google Street View)

Woodside Stadium Athletics Ground, the home of Watford Harriers Athletics Club, is set to receive an upgrade after Watford Borough Council approved the construction of a new gym to replace a temporary office by the stands on May 23.

The club apparently lacks a warm indoor space for exercises when the weather is poor without it.

Rectory Farm

The Rectory Farm site from above.The Rectory Farm site from above. (Image: KL&DRA)

On May 9, the Planning Inspectorate granted permission for 135 homes to be built at the Rectory Farm site in Kings Langley - despite Dacorum Borough Council refusing to last year.

There will be 54 affordable units as part of the green belt development, between Hempstead Road and the Grand Union Canal.

Church Lane/Sarratt Road

The site location.The site location. (Image: Google Maps/Canva)

After another intervention from the Planning Inspectorate, this time for a project between Church Lane and Sarratt Road in Sarratt, 83 homes can be built.

The outline plans include 48 designated affordable units, an access road, and a doctors surgery.

As an outline application, more detailed plans will still need to be submitted and approved before development can go ahead.