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An e-newsletter from the Executive Committee
Chorleywood Residents' Association
December 2018

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
  • 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
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
If we don’t all act now we will regret it forever.

Responding to the consultation

Responses to the consultation can be submitted in writing in one of the following ways:

  • By email to:
  • By post to: Economic & Sustainable Development, Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts  WD3 1RL 
TRDC have asked that you include your name and address when responding.

You only have until 5:00pm on Friday 21st December 2018 to do this.

It is vital that as many people as possible make their views known. 
More information

We have added a new Local Plan area on our website dedicated to the New Local Plan.  Here you can find further information about the consultation and the Potential Sites, as well as reviews of the sites by CRA.

These are just suggestions for inclusion in residents’ responses. Please do not copy them verbatim but use your own words as this will have more impact on TRDC and add any other observations you may have. Our analysis against the NPPF criteria needs bolstering with your local knowledge.

Three Rivers District Council Website

Readers are reminded that TRDC is the definitive source and that information is subject to change.

Chorleywood Potential Sites Map

Map with sites

This additional e-Newsletter is published by Chorleywood Residents' Association to help inform and support Residents with regards to the creation of the New Local Plan by Three Rivers District Council.

Given the importance of this topic to Chorleywood, please share this e-Newsletter with your contacts and encourage them to join our mailing list which they can do via our website.
This newsletter is for information purposes and may carry unedited items from other organisations within Chorleywood at editor's discretion and for that purpose only. No direct or indirect support of any items, organisations or views expressed is implied by the Association unless specifically stated.
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