The site is a former car showroom and workshop with a roadside forecourt and parking on a 0.36 ha (0.88 acre) site. The showroom and workshop are of steel portal frame construction with a full height glazed frontage.
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Application reference: Ref 4/00722/17/MOA
Planning status: Application Expired
Planning authority: Dacorum Borough Council
The property lies within an area administered by Dacorum Council. The site was granted consent for the ‘Demolition of existing retail car showroom, workshop and associated facilities and construction of 3 floors of offices and lobby areas, cafeteria and integrated basement parking (all matters reserved)’ in June 2017 (Ref 4/00722/17/MOA). This permission has now lapsed.
The site forms part of a key development site referred to as
Site 1: Hemel Hempstead Station and Surroundings in the
Two Waters Masterplan Guidance, which was adopted as a
Planning Statement in 2018 and is due to be developed into
a Supplementary Planning Document in 2022. The Guidance
shows that the site falls within an area that would be suitable
for residential development up to 4 and 6 storeys in height.
The principle of residential development is supported by
a pre-planning application statement and response from