CRA and Planning

The association’s activities cover the full range of planning matters affecting the parish including planning applications, the development of the new Chorleywood Neighbourhood Plan, the ongoing development of the new Local Plan by Three Rivers District Council and reviewing and, where appropriate, commenting on new government rules and regulations on planning matters.

No resident should feel they are alone when facing the complexities of the planning system and, as such, the association is available to provide advice and support to all residents with regard to planning applications. This includes providing regular updates to residents on our subscription list with regard to recently posted planning applications and planning appeals.

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Latest News for Planning

Local Plan

The full results of the Regulation 18 Consultation on the new Local Plan are now available and over 90% of responses supported the adoption of the Low Growth / Green Belt Protection option. Whilst this will mean that there will be some development on Green Belt, it is...

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Green Street

No date for the applications to develop housing to the east of Green Street to be considered by the Three Rivers Planning Committee is, as yet, available but work is continuing in assessing the applications. It appears that Hertfordshire Highways are still evaluating...

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Housing Number for Local Plan

Following commitment from Three Rivers District Council to prepare a new Local Plan with lower new home numbers than derived from the Standard Methodology, we were concerned to see a Council response to a question at a recent Full Council meeting which stated that the...

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Land East of Green Street – Update January 2023

The Council’s assessment of the Green Street applications is still ongoing. Any decision on these applications will have to be made by the full Planning Committee. It now seems that the earliest date that the applications will be considered is at the April meeting due...

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New Local Plan – Update January 2023

Along with other Residents’ Associations in the district, we have been working hard to convince TRDC to reduce the number of new homes planned for in the new Local Plan so as to protect Green Belt whilst still providing the true number of homes needed to meet local...

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Green Street Development Applications – Feb 2022

The consultation window for the two applications on the east side of Green Street has now closed. It is good to see that a large number of residents have submitted their comments to the council with regard to these applications. Details of the Residents Association’s...

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Huge response to consultation on Local Plan

Three Rivers District Council received more than 20,000 individual comments in response to the draft Local Plan. This huge number will take longer to process than originally expected, so the next stage of consultation is now likely in November / December 2022.  After...

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Chorleywood Residents’ Association Planning Policy

Adopted at the AGM on 20th May 2020

Recognising that Chorleywood residents have conflicting views on planning applications, the Chorleywood Residents’ Association’s policy is to take a neutral position. The CRA’s Planning team will continue to support all Chorleywood residents with expert planning advice and, if they wish, attend planning committee meetings in support of their case. In doing so they will not put forward any views as being those of the CRA.

CRA’s Planning team has great experience in how local authorities act on planning matters, and regularly attends local, District and Parish, planning meetings. Their independent advice and help is invaluable to Chorleywood residents.

For the avoidance of doubt, all CRA Executive Committee members remain free to submit their own personal comments on any planning application, for or against.

Read the full article and a summary of why we made the change