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Proposed Play Area

posted 27 Oct 2017, 08:50 by Phil Ellis   [ updated 27 Oct 2017, 08:56 ]
It is common knowledge that there are strongly held views on the location of an additional Children’s Play Area in Chorleywood. Therefore, as Chorleywood Residents' Association represents all residents in the Parish, we have adopted a neutral stance on the matter.

In our September e-newsletter we included a report on the decision made by the Three Rivers Leisure and Well Being Committee to agree to seek planning permission, and Section 38 permission from the Planning Inspectorate for the installation of rustic play equipment on an area of the Common known as Site 15A. The minutes of this meeting, which took place on 6th September, can be seen on the Three Rivers DC (TRDC) website.

More recently, we have been asked to publish a document sent to us by local resident Ellie Kirkman which puts forward arguments against using Site 15A as a children's play area. Because, as already stated,  the CRA Committee is impartial on matters such as this, preferring instead to publish the facts and let you decide, we approached TRDC with a request for more details of what is being proposed with a view to putting to rest any inaccurate reporting and to allay any areas of concern. This they have now done, written in the form of FAQs (frequently asked questions) with answers. We are indebted to TRDC for providing this document and for having it checked and approved by the Clerk of Chorleywood Parish Council before sending it to us.

So, in the interest of fairness, you can see Ellie's document here and TRDC's webpage devoted to the proposed play area here which contains the list of FAQs (and answers) and supporting documents.

As already stated, we do not wish to take sides so if you have any concerns, please take them up directly with TRDC (charlotte.gomes@threerivers.gov.uk) or Chorleywood Parish Council (clerk@chorleywood-pc.gov.uk).