Plans have been submitted for two new homes to be constructed on garden land in St Albans.

The application would see land between 21 and 22 Antonine Gate used for two detached dwellings with associated parking and landscaping.

A planning statement included with the application reads: "The existing land makes a neutral contribution to the character and appearance of the area, and not of any defined nature conservation merit.

"The new dwellings’ designs are intended to be appropriate and respectful and draw inspiration from the existing dwellings in the immediate surrounds."

Herts Advertiser: Proposed elevations for the development in Antonine Gate, St Albans.Proposed elevations for the development in Antonine Gate, St Albans. (Image: MZA Planning / St Albans City & District Council)

An objection, written by a resident of Jerome Drive, reads: "This is one of the green spaces that are part of the character of the estate.

"Building on it will make it a significantly worse place to live, by removing green spaces which are good for the environment and the mental and physical wellbeing of residents."

Another resident, of Westfields, added: "A prominent green space adding significantly to the enjoyment of the estate as a whole. 


"(The application) Would lead to overdevelopment of a small site."

Five further objections were made to the plans.

The application can be viewed by using reference 5/2024/0513 on the St Albans City & District Council planning portal.