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Residents' Association Update on New Local Plan

posted 27 Oct 2019, 00:37 by Chorleywood Residents' Association
Residents' Associations across the district all share concern over the significant increase in house building included in the new Local Plan. Due to very limited opportunities to develop on brownfield sites in the district, it is expected that the vast majority of these new houses will have to be built on Green Belt which would have a significant negative impact on the local environment.

In light of these shared concerns, Residents Associations across the district have come to together to form a new Three Rivers Joint Residents Association (TRJRA) through which we can work together in matters of shared concern.

For some months Chorleywood Residents' Association, along with the Three Rivers Joint Residents Association, has been talking to the local MP's, the Housing Minister and the District Council and challenging the excessive number of houses that the area is being asked to build in the next 15 years.

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. Your Residents' Association will continue to work with local councillors and officials to try and ensure that local residents' views are taken into account in the new Local Plan as early as possible in the process.