Plans for 120 new homes in Berkhamsted to be exhibited to public

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People in Berkhamsted have been invited to have their say on a developer’s plans for 120 new family homes in the town.

They would be built alongside new public open space and five extra playing fields for schoolchildren and the community on land south of Egerton Rothesay School, off Durrants Lane.

Taylor Wimpey North Thames is making detailed plans for the development at the moment.

Planning director Nigel Agg said: “We understand the importance of giving local people the chance to get involved and have their say on development plans for their community.

“That’s why we want to give Berkhamsted residents every opportunity to view and comment on these proposals.

“We are confident that this development would not only fulfil a need for more high-quality family homes and affordable housing, but that it would also positively enhance the community for the benefit of everyone.”

The plans will be exhibited at the Egerton Rothesay School in Durrants Lane on Tuesday, March 26, from 2pm to 8pm. They will also be displayed online at www.taylorwimpeyberkhamsted.co.uk from that date.

Public feedback from the event will be used by Taylor Wimpey to refine its plans before submitting them to Dacorum Borough Council for planning permission. Its representatives will also answer your questions there.

The firm wants to create the new development on fields now used for crop farming to the east and west of Durrants Lane, bordered to the south by Shootersway.

There are also plans for new parking and changing facilities and the on-site area of woodland known as The Plantation would be protected under the proposals.

The new homes would not be on the Egerton Rothesay School’s current playing field, which Save Our Berkhamsted Residents Association has applied to register as a village green.

Taylor Wimpey also plans to build 60 extra homes on top of the 120 at a later date, but where they go depends on the outcome of this application.