Your Conservative Candidate for Chorleywood South and Maple Cross - Zenab Hearn
What drives me is serving our community and using my experience to make a difference so that the decisions made today positively shape our communities now and for generations to come.
This area is under threat from damaging speculative developments and the poorly thought out proposed Local Plan which would be devastating for both Maple Cross and Chorleywood.
I am very concerned that Three Rivers does not have a vision for our area which is supported by its residents and which will make it a better place to live, work and play. The Local Plan proposes 1,782 homes in Maple Cross on greenfield sites. The plan does nothing to provide Maple Cross with the improvements it needs such as a doctor’s surgery, safe cycling routes, sustainable travel, improved parking and a more defined centre. The proposals also make no sense as the new development will require digging up and building on fields which are right next to the HS2 site where millions of taxpayers’ money will be spent on returning the site to fields!
The entrance into Maple Cross from the roundabout is in an abysmal state with abandoned office buildings which will only worsen as the Skanska office is soon to close. Instead of investment in the right skills, training and opportunities for our residents, warehouses are proposed which could have zero hours contracts and create even more congestion and pollution.
West Hyde has long been neglected as the forgotten corner of Three Rivers and is blighted by lights, noise, congestion and dust from the HS2 site. The Local Plan proposal will have a severe impact on Chorleywood and Heronsgate including proposals for almost 300 homes on the single track lane of Berry Lane / Stag Lane. If this goes ahead, it would condemn this part of Chorleywood to constant gridlock.
Speculative developers are circling like vultures eyeing up land to make a quick buck as demonstrated by the proposal for up to 800 homes on Green Street, Chorleywood. These plans fail to add or integrate into the community, instead creating problem estates for tomorrow.