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2 George Wood Road
« on: April 24, 2006, 04:57:37 pm »
I have today been made aware of an application to convert No2 Georges Wood Road into 6 flats...Opposite numbers 1-3 where 12 flats are currently being constructed!  Where next????
 

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 06:01:55 pm »
Yes looks like consultation till 10th May. Hopefully the really local people will try to prevent some of the problems with 1-3 reoccuring. Not sure the council will stop this though since it creates more homes and protects the Greenbelt.

Is there a danger of a precedent now they are in the road and flats creeping all the way up to the village? does it matter if they are luxury flats for high income people? Are we in danger of being snobby here?
 

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 06:23:18 pm »
Hi Guys,

Laurel here from the paper (Welwyn and Hatfield Times). As per usual, if anyone wants to talk to me about this and do a story, that would be great.

It could help create awareness of the proposed planning etc and make councillors aware of views.

Best Wishes

Laurel
 

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006, 05:17:49 pm »
You may recall that planning permission was refused in 2005 to demolish this house and erect a building containing 6 flats with 9 car parking spaces.  The applicant appealed against this decision.  The resulting Public Hearing is to be held on Tuesday 23 May 2006 starting at 10am in the Conference room, Welwyn Hatfield Council offices, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City.  It is, obviously being a Public Hearing, open to anyone to attend. 

The new planning application is to demolish the house and erect two blocks containing a total of 6 flats, still with 9 car parking spaces.  The refused application was for one building.

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 12:55:05 pm »
Permission has now been granted to replace this house with 6 flats. 

Several planning applications had been refused permission by Welwyn Hatfield Council, and the last one was refused in 2005.  An appeal was made resulting in a Public Hearing which was held on 23 May 2006 followed by a site visit.  The report by the Planning Inspector was issued on 5 June and granted permission.

The Inspector considered the main issue to be the effect of the proposed eastern elevation on the character and appearance of the Great North Road.   He thought it would be acceptable taking into account that the ‘building would be dug into the rising ground’. 

Despite local concerns about on-street car parking and traffic problems at this busy junction, the Inspector noted that there were no objections from the highway authority and ‘no evidence had been produced that there are safety issues’.  My comment – a bit difficult to prove what you think would happen!

No decision has been taken on the latest planning application discussed above, which was made in 2006.

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 04:34:31 pm »
Thanks for keeping us updated Bob.

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 04:37:37 pm »
At this rate there will be flats all the way down to the bottom end of Moffats at just about the time we will be needing one.

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006, 04:42:20 pm »
what, next year  ;D
 

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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 06:20:52 pm »
A new planning application has just been made to reduce the height of the hoardings from 2.5m to 1.8m and to change the colour to dark green with temporary consent for 9 months.  Interestingly, the supporting documents say that work is expected to start early next year (2010).

Nice to see a developer who does not need pushing, unless he is perhaps responding to complaints?  Unlike Green Close at Bradmore Green where a similar application was approved earlier this year - but the height has not yet been reduced so enforcement action is imminent.
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Re: 2 George Wood Road
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2009, 05:22:13 pm »
 ;D
Bob you can be assured that I have been continually on the backs of the planners and feel have achieved some success!

I have also asked them to ensure that the new hording is kept in good condition, and that the grass area in front is also maintained.

I suggest that others write in drawing these points to the attention of the Planners.
 

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