Plans for more than 400 homes and three sports pitches on a former Hazlemere reserve site will cause “vast environmental destruction”, it has been claimed.   

Redrow Homes and Persimmon Homes recently revealed joint ambitions for Terriers Farm in Kingshill Road. 

However, since the plans were received in July, more than 80 objections have been raised.

Cllr Ed Gemmell said the development will cause “vast environmental destruction”.

While Cllr Arif Hussain said residents are “extremely concerned” about traffic, parking and infrastructure, the possibility of “overdevelopment”, and a “lack of community facilities”.

One objector described the scheme as ‘poorly thought out’.

The 22.9-hectare site could have up to 418 homes on it, with 310 built by Persimmon and 108 by Redrow. 

Forty-eight per cent of the homes will be designated 'affordable' and they will be a mix of homes for first-time buyers like one-bed flats, through to large four-bed family homes. 

Developers are also proposing a network of streets, footpaths and cycleways that will be linked to existing roads and paths, as well as new public open space with play areas and three sports pitches. 

To access the site, a priority T-junction could be built along Kingshill Road, as well as a roundabout junction from Amersham Road to the south, opposite De Havilland Drive. 

Developers have also agreed to make improvements to the Totteridge Lane/Kingshill Road/A404 Amersham Road double mini roundabout. 

The developers are awaiting next steps from planning officers.  

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