5 Days to save Chorleywood
Responses to TRDC’s consultation on the Local Plan, which identifies sites for a possible 3000 new houses in Chorleywood, must be received by 5pm this Friday the 21st December
CRA has produced and submitted a formal analysis of the proposed sites against the National Planning Policy Framework. However, it is imperative that TRDC also receives responses from as many residents as possible if we are to avoid the sites in Chorleywood making it through to the next phase. If they do it will be very difficult to have them removed from the final plan.
TRDC has asked residents to provide local knowledge to help them with their assessment of the sites and this is where residents can influence decision making if they provide factual information. It is important that any submission should be in your own words, relevant and not emotional. We are not providing a pro forma letter as individual submissions will carry more weight.
However, we would suggest that the following are issues which you may wish to enhance with your own points
It doesn’t matter whether you live near one of the proposed sites or not – if you live in Chorleywood and value our environment you will be affected so please send your own email or letter to the address below and encourage your friends and neighbours to do the same. Make sure to include your name and address or your submission may be ignored
- The impact of increased volumes of traffic on narrow lanes which cannot be widened and which already gridlock.
- The lack of pavements in these lanes and consequent danger to pedestrians and cyclists
- The lack of adequate infrastructure – schools, doctors etc.
- The lack of parking in the shopping area to which people in outlying developments will have to travel by car. There is no available land on which to create additional parking spaces
- The adverse impact on air quality as people will have to drive to work and other facilities
- Increased pressure on the already crowded A404 and rail services which will also be impacted by housing developments in Little Chalfont
- The sites are in Areas of Natural Beauty or Green belt
- Sites in Chorleywood cannot be viewed in isolation from possible developments in Mill End and Little Chalfont
If we don’t all act now we will regret it forever.