Pines plan gets the nod after six years

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Plans to build six homes on The Pines in Berkhamsted have been given the go-ahead following years of wrangles.

A meeting of Dacorum Borough Council’s development control committee gave the green light after revised plans showed a modified parking layout with an extra space.

The Chipperfield Land Company has been trying to get permission to redevelop the North Road site since it bought the 1930s-designed property in 2006.

The site has been described as ‘arcadian’ and it has also been defined as a ‘heritage asset’.

Under the plans an existing building will be turned into two and a further four will be built.

To get agreement from planners a house has been removed from the scheme and the parking arrangements altered a number to times.

A report to councillors says: “The amendments to the scheme are considered to address the concerns raised at the previous committee meeting.”

Councillors delegated the plans with a view to approval.