Building of 26 homes on Crown Estate land in Leverstock Green can now begin


The green light has been given for 26 new homes in Leverstock Green after a deal was struck over how much the Crown Estate will pay towards local infrastructure.

Dacorum Borough Council and the home builders have agreed what funds will be handed over under a section 106 planning arrangement.

Planning consent was originally given for the two, three and four bedroom homes in June by the council’s development control committee but nothing could go ahead until the funding deal was finalised. It relates to the amount of money the Crown Estate will pay towards local services such as school provision and public transport.

Previous objections from concerned neighbours were quelled after developers agreed to go back to the drawing board and change the site’s access point from rural Pancake Lane to an existing entrance off Westwick Row.

Thirty per cent of the development will be affordable housing.