Residents make final stand against development plans

3:10pm Wednesday 10th February 2010

By Chris Hewett

A group of Bushey residents is making one last stand against development plans just one week before a decision is made.

A total of 44 people signed a petition against a Blackwell House development in Aldenham Road and a decision on the application is expected from Hertsmere Borough Council next week.

Objections include possible traffic congestion caused by more homes, a lack of open areas for children to play and the belief by at least one resident that the land is contaminated.

Shailesh Jobanputra, from The Larches, said: “The site used to be a landfill, it's a matter of fact.

“Who will take responsibility for health concerns when they arise?

“If I turn left out of my road in the morning it can take me 25 minutes to get to the end and it's even worse if I turn towards the arches.

"This development should not be allowed to happen."

Recommendations from the planning officer will be made to the council on Monday and a decision from the planning committee is due to be made on Thursday, February 18.

The public planning meeting will be held at 7.30pm at Bushey Golf and Country Club.

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