Permission granted for 58 new apartments in Herts town centre

A local council has received full planning permission to build 58 new homes in a Herts town centre.

Dacorum Borough Council has been given the green light to build the new apartments in Paradise Fields, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.

Called Mountbatten View, the 58 new apartments will be located in three buildings overlooking Paradise Fields, just off St Albans Road near the town centre.

The three buildings will step up to follow the steeply sloping site and the apartments will have generous private balconies, underfloor heating, high levels of thermal insulation and heating is provided by way of communal air source heat pumps.

The design of the development is said to encourage pedestrian access and provides a variety of spaces for community use including a formal central garden, play area for families, secure cycle stores and parking courtyards planted with trees.

There will also be electric vehicle charging to help make the development future-proof.

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The development provides 25 one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom apartments. This includes wheelchair accessible homes, designed in accordance with Homes England and Nationally Described Space Standards, within an inclusive environment that is adaptable to the changing demands of residents.

All the homes will be available for social rent to those on the council’s housing register.

The council is currently seeking tenders from contractors and plans to be starting work on site in early 2022.

HertsLive – Hemel Hempstead