Are homes ‘like the Somme on a bad day’?

The planned development in Farm Place, Berkhamsted
The planned development in Farm Place, Berkhamsted

TOWN leaders say affordable homes will look more like ‘oppressive, Satanic mills’ if they are built as blueprints suggest.

They spoke out against the plans by Aldwyck Housing Group during a meeting of Berkhamsted Town Council’s planning committee on Monday.

The group wants to build 12 one-bedroom flats, eight two-bedroom flats, six three-bedroom houses and 39 car parking spaces in Farm Place, off Durrants Lane, Berkhamsted.

The homes would be rented out to people on Dacorum Borough Council’s long waiting list for social housing.

Aldwyck Housing Group says high property prices and a lack of homes to rent or buy in Dacorum makes life hard for the borough’s poor.

Keith Edwards, Aldwyck’s head of development and new business, said it consulted extensively with Dacorum Borough Council about the design of its plans.

He said they reflect the area’s character and its proximity to the conservation area.

Read the full story in this week’s Berkhamsted & Tring Gazette, on sale now.