Killingdown Farm – home targets slashed

28th March 2010

The proposed target of 160 new homes at Killingdown Farm, Croxley Green, has been cut following consultation with the public. Executive Committee decided last night to reduce the target to 30 homes. 

The District Council is required by the Government to find land for 5,000 homes in the district to be built by 2026. The Council’s local development framework consultation asked residents to comment on suggested sites for new homes. Of those commenting on the Killingdown site, over 90% were opposed to the 160 homes target.

Director of community and environmental services, Peter Brooker, said:

‘I hope that this decision encourages people to respond to consultations and influence important decisions.’

The local development framework consultation received just under 2,000 responses from across the district – a record for a Council consultation. 77% of Three Rivers is Green Belt land. The District Council aims to enable the 5,000 homes to be built with 76% of the district remaining Green Belt. 

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