Updated Thursday 5th August 2004
Mill Road Development
A formal planning application has been submitted to East Herts District Council for 112 new homes in Mill Road on the site of the former council depot.
Higgins Homes are proposing a mixture of one and two bedroomed properties centred on a courtyard accessed through a gated archway.
The land opposite Hertford East station is owned by the Council and has previously been the subject of a number of planning applications for a supermarket and cinema.
Following publication of the plans, members of the public were invited to submit written comments and objections up until Monday 12th July.
The design of the properties was critised by Town Councillors when they met to discuss the plans on 5th July.
One councillor described the development as "an abomination", whilst another commented that they were "awful". Committee Chairwoman Dorothy Hone commented that the flats were "not very attractive".
A planning brief issued by East Herts District Council draws attention to the nearby conservation area and the scale of existing nearby properties.
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Friday 3rd September 2004
At a subsequent meeting of the planning committee, the application for the development of the Mill Road site was unanimously rejected by councillors, despite the recommendation of the planning officer that they be accepted.