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Mangrove Road development approved

Thursday 22 April 2021

Plans to build 68 new homes in Mangrove Road were approved by the District Council's Development Control Committee last night (21st April 2021).

The development will occupy a site to the west of Mangrove Road between Ashbourne Gardens and Mangrove Drive, opposite Hertford Cricket Club, and feature 51 houses and 17 apartments, 40% of which are described as affordable.

Recent tree removal on the site has generated a number of complaints to the council, although this was always envisaged as part of the redevelopment.

The plans are the work of Cala Homes, who also redeveloped Balls Park. The company are also redeveloping a site in Puckeridge on the A120 close to the A10 junction.

Two members of the public joined the meeting to speak in opposition to the proposals: Milena Nutti of the Oak Grove Residents Association and Hertford Civic Society highlighted a number of shortcomings in tha plan, as did Neil Spooner of neaby Ashbourne Gardens.

Neil Fansworth of Cala Homes also spoke to support the company's plans.

Councillors spent an hour discussing the finer details of the application, including the type of affordable housing, landscaping, sustainability and car charging, 

At the end of the meeting the committee voted 11-1 in favour of granting planning permission subject to conditions to be negotiated with Cala Homes.

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