Following consultation with local residents, community representatives, Kings Langley Parish Council and Dacorum Borough Council, Angle Property has submitted an updated planning application to redevelop part of the Rectory Farm site. The new application aims to deliver much needed new homes to Kings Langley, 40% of which will be affordable housing.
This planning application is one of three new applications that Angle has submitted this quarter, comprising over 200 residential units, helping to meet the demand for new homes. All three sites have significant public open space and affordable housing as part of master-planned schemes.
At Rectory Farm, Angle Property was granted outline planning consent for a high-quality residential scheme of up to 55 homes in 2019. Since securing planning permission on the site, Angle reviewed its plans and has now submitted a more cohesive proposal to sit within the surrounding area and provide significant community benefits.
The proposal generously offers six acres of community land running alongside the canal including, playgrounds, orchards, allotments and pedestrian and cycle paths linking the new canal side walk to the rest of the village. Angle have offered to gift the community land to Kings Langley Parish Council together with a financial contribution towards future maintenance.
The plans include an additional 34 homes on what is considered by Dacorum Borough Council to be poorly performing Green Belt land, bringing the total number of news homes to 89. 40% of these homes will be affordable which is in excess of current policy and higher than the 35% offered on the previously consented 55-unit scheme. The new proposal will offer further help to local families and first time buyers in the area looking to get onto the property ladder.
Angle have listened to local concerns about traffic in the area and to remove congestion from the roads around the existing access point, a new access will be created off Hempstead Road. This will come with additional highway improvements including a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing on Hempstead Road, close to the Rectory Lane junction.
Angle received positive levels of support for the proposals, James Good, spokesperson for Angle said “We’re very encouraged by the amount of support we have received throughout the consultation process. We have listened carefully and would like to thank members of the community who took the time to give us their valuable feedback on the proposals, which have helped shape our final plans.”
Dacorum Borough Council will make a decision on the proposals in the coming months.