Welcome to the Chorleywood Residents' Association website

We are the main independent, not-for-profit voice for Chorleywood. When you live in Chorleywood you automatically become a member of the Residents’ Association. Please get in touch with us if you have any matters you’d like to discuss or would like to be involved.

Would you like to be the next CRA Treasurer?

The Chorleywood Residents Association is in need of a new Treasurer to join our vibrant and friendly Executive Committee to replace Kalpna, who will officially stand down at our next 20th May AGM. It is not an onerous role, just needing familiarity with spreadsheets and on-line banking, dealing with a gross income of around £10k pa. It includes providing occasional status reports to the committee. Some book keeping or accountancy experience would be helpful.

It would be best to come forward now so there can be a couple of months overlap.  Please contact jane@chorleywoodresidents.co.uk if you are willing to help our Association. 

New Local Plan for Three Rivers including Chorleywood

Three Rivers District Council (TRDC) published a Potential Sites Document on Friday 26th October 2018 as part of creation of a New Local Plan. This new Local Plan will directly influence planning decisions within TRDC, including Chorleywood, for the next 10-15 years. See our Local Plan page for more information about these sites.

Update October 2019 - We are delighted that the council have recently announced that, as part of a revised plan for developing the Local Plan, it will be engaging with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to discuss reducing the targets for house building so as to take account of more up to date population and living data and to protect more of the Green Belt. As part of the new plan, it is expected that Public Consultation on the Local Plan and the sites selected for development , which had previously been expected to commence shortly, will now not occur until next summer.

Update January 2020 - a proposal for use of the land at East Green Street has been made. As this is an important matter for Chorleywood we have set up a dedicated page on our website. The web page includes links to the detailed information about the proposal presented at the public exhibition on 12th and 13th November, the public meeting on 20th November arranged by CRA, and also links to email communications. In January 2020 an Environmental Impact Scoping Opinion Request (EIAS) was made, and we now expect the planning application not to be submitted until February or March 2020.

We will continue to send occasional email communications to our subscribers when there is additional relevant information.

CRA 100 Club

If you appreciate the work we do for our residents why not help us financially by joining our 100 Club? Unfortunately our running costs cannot be covered by sponsorship and voluntary donations alone. Membership of the 100 Club is open to all and by setting up a Standing Order with us you not only will be helping us raise much needed funds but you will also be joining in the excitement of winning monthly cash prizes where the odds of winning are quite high! See our 100 Club page for full details.

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    Below are the most recent news items featured on our website. You can find them all on our News page or click the highlighted link to see each news item in full. We also produce a regular free e-newsletter. 

    If you would like to subscribe click the button on the right or see our Mailing List page. All we need is your email address which will not be used for any other purpose and you can unsubscribe at any time. An archive of recent e-newsletters can be seen on our e-newsletter archive page.
  • Government White Paper - "Planning For the Future" As discussed in our note of 4th September, the government has recently issued two consultation papers on proposed changes to the planning framework for England. These have the potential to significantly impact Chorleywood by changing the amount of development that will be required in the Three Rivers district and the rules that control it.  Overall the White Paper is very high level and, whilst it contains some elements that appear on the surface to address some of the existing problems in the current planning system, without fully understanding the detail that will underpin these concepts, it is hard to provide many detailed comments or to be certain they will address the problems. As such we are keeping our response (which ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2020, 06:24 by Chorleywood Residents' Association
  • Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan Following completion of examination of the new Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan by the independent reviewer, it has now been approved by both the Parish & Three Rivers District Councils and TRDC have published the Decision Statement detailing the intention to send the modified Chorleywood NDP to referendum on 6 May 2021.Due to the delay in being able to hold a referendum because of the pandemic, the government regulations covering Neighbourhood Plans have been amended to allow the new plan to be considered as a material planning consideration once the Decision Statement has been published (i.e. now) pending the result of the referendum next year.The Neighbourhood Plan will allow the parish more influence over key elements of the design of ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2020, 06:24 by Chorleywood Residents' Association
  • More sewage releases into River Chess Since last month more sewage has been released into the River Chess bringing the total of such events to 70 since 2019. (click here for latest schedule) Lots of residents responded to our River Chess questionnaire last month, overwhelmingly against these continued discharges into the River Chess.  We sent the survey results to Gagan Mohindra MP on 6th October asking for Action.  Click these links to see the Survey Results and our email to Gagan Mohindra. Gagan responded to CRA saying “I have strongly encouraged Thames Water to invest throughout the [Chesham Sewage Treatment Works] site, including an additional storm well which should avoid the need for the discharges. All of these measures will take time but rest assured I ...
    Posted 27 Oct 2020, 06:23 by Chorleywood Residents' Association
  • Act now to avoid Hertfordshire moving to high-risk status Hertfordshire’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF) is a partnership of over 60 organisations including the emergency services, local councils, health services and volunteers.  They are calling on the whole community to act now and ‘Play your Part’ to slow the rapid spread of coronavirus in our county.  Please see their Media Release for full details (opens as PDF).
    Posted 27 Oct 2020, 06:23 by Chorleywood Residents' Association
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About Us

The Chorleywood Residents' Association (Hertfordshire, UK) is a non-party political association that is passionate about maintaining the special character of Chorleywood. 

The work of the Association is championed by the Executive Committee, a dedicated enthusiastic body of volunteers, committed to representing all residents of Chorleywood Parish and campaigning on their behalf. 

The Executive Committee is supported in this work by the Resident Representatives and others who distribute items of interest to residents in the road they represent. This may include newsletters, leaflets and surveys. 

We hope that this website will be a focal point for the residents of Chorleywood and with your help and support we can become a valuable source of information for the local community. 

For more information 
see our About Us page.

Fix My Street

Residents should report any highway fault including potholes and flooding through the Hertfordshire County Council website - Highways Fault Reporting.  

TRDC encourages the use of Fix My Street to report other issues, hence the information given below.