The Crown Estate will be holding a series of events to seek local people’s input on an emerging vision for land east of Hemel Hempstead, which includes new homes and jobs, investment in road infrastructure, green spaces, new schools, community facilities, walking and cycling routes as well as a range of other benefits.
The site, which The Crown Estate is calling ‘East Hemel’, has been identified in St Albans District Council’s Strategic Local Plan as having the potential to deliver 2,500 homes and 8,000 new jobs before 2031.
The Crown Estate will be holding consultation events across three days at three different locations in the local area. Details are as follows:
Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Manager at The Crown Estate, which owns the site, said:
“At East Hemel there’s a fantastic opportunity to create a vibrant community, where people can live, work, shop and enjoy spending time with their family, friends and neighbours.
“Seeking the views of local people is incredibly important in ensuring that we can shape a vision for this site which brings forward long term benefits for the local area and delivers the new residential and business accommodation, infrastructure, green spaces and community facilities that the area needs. We’re very much looking forward to talking to local people and hearing their thoughts on the opportunities this site offers.”
Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead said: “This site offers a real opportunity to deliver the homes, jobs and infrastructure that the local area will need in the long term. I’d encourage people to come along to the consultation events to see what’s being proposed and give their views.”
Promoting sites across its rural portfolio to help meet local development needs is one of The Crown Estate’s major specialisms. In the last year it has secured planning permission for 7,000 homes across the UK.
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