Harpenden housing development goes to appeal

PUBLISHED: 16:41 12 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 May 2010

A HOUSING development which generated 60 objections when it went before a planning committee earlier this year has gone to appeal. Catton Homes wants to build eight six-bedroom and two four-bedroom houses on a greenfield site in Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden,

A HOUSING development which generated 60 objections when it went before a planning committee earlier this year has gone to appeal.

Catton Homes wants to build eight six-bedroom and two four-bedroom houses on a greenfield site in Yeomans Avenue, Harpenden, which was given permission for nearly 100 houses 35 years ago.

The site, which is opposite Wood End JMI School, has been developed piecemeal over that period and a lot of it is still empty and covered in scrub.

St Albans council's plans north committee refused the application because it was felt to be an unacceptable form of development and they asked their officers to review the whole situation and whether or not they could demand Section 106 money for infrastructure which other developers with more straightforward applications have to pay for large schemes.

But the district council has now been notified that Catton Homes has appealed against the decision.

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