Council approves 200 new homes
PUBLISHED: 13:53 12 January 2011
Two major Stevenage housing developments were given the go-ahead last night (Tuesday) despite opposition from residents.
The developments on land by Hertford Road and Edmunds Drive, both former allocated school sites, got the green light at a tense council planning committee meeting.
Residents from both neighbourhoods, who had objected to the plans during the consultation process, packed the public gallery in the council chamber as members decided to grant the applications by developer HGA and Logic Stevenage.
Arguments that the developments were intrusive on privacy and created traffic dangers were rejected by the council.
The Hertford Road site will have 100 mixed properties, including nine one-bed flats, 27 two-bed flats, 21 two-bed houses, 41 three-bed houses and two four-bed houses.
The land by Edmunds Drive will feature 88 properties with eight one-bed flats, four two-bed flats, eight two-bed houses, 45 three-bed houses, 15 four-bed houses and eight five-bed houses. An allotment with 22 plots will be built alongside.
Affordable housing will make up 55 of the properties at Hertford Road and 20 at Edmunds Drive.
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