Kings Langley’s MP Mike Penning has given his backing to local campaigners in the village who are concerned at proposals for a large retirement development right next to the Conservation Area at the Common.
The site is currently occupied by four detached houses in Hempstead Road and developers McCarthy and Stone are proposing to replace these with 40 retirement homes.
Mike met with Paul Rees who is leading the campaign to learn about the likely impact on the Conservation Area of this development.
“I fully sympathise with the campaigners on this issue. To replace 4 houses with 40 is a big step up and is clearly overdevelopment in an area right adjacent to the beautiful and historically and environmentally significant Conservation Area.”
Paul Rees added:
“I am delighted that Mike is supporting our campaign. This large development would clearly have a detrimental effect on the Conservation Area which is important in Kings Langley. Local residents feel strongly that the tranquillity of the Conservation Area is worth protecting and fighting for.”
Kings Langley Parish Council is backing the campaigners and the application will now go before Dacorum Borough Council’s Development Control Committee.
Photo: Mike Penning MP and Paul Rees in the Conservation Area at Kings Langley Common.