Townhouses to replace village homes in Brookmans Park

PUBLISHED: 15:00 06 March 2014

Tony Skottowe

Tony Skottowe

Archant

Maisonettes will be demolished to make way for 16 new town houses in Brookmans Park, after councillors granted planning permission.

"This is like greeting an old friend who allegedly went away to get slim, but came back with a complete body transplant."

Councillor Tony Skottowe

Welwyn Hatfield councillors agreed to the proposals in Green Close despite opposition from North Mymms Parish Council (NMPC).

Linda Saffer, from NMPC, said the materials of grey slate were not in keeping with the area and said the council objected to overdevelopment of the site.

Cllr Stephen Boulton agreed, and said the use of slate was “completely out of character”.

The plans were approved after a redesign, which saw the height of the buildings lowered by up to a metre.

Cllr Tony Skottowe called them a “huge improvement”.

He said: “This is like greeting an old friend who allegedly went away to get slim, but came back with a complete body transplant.

“They are a huge improvement.”

Three blocks of two-storey maisonettes will now be knocked down so residential properties can be built on the site.

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