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Petitioning Leader Dacorum Borough Council Andrew Williams

Stop high-rise car park in historic Berkhamsted conservation area

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As things stand, in the next few weeks Dacorum Borough Council is likely to approve plans to build an 8-level multi-storey car park in the Berkhamsted conservation area.

This would:

  • Worsen traffic & congestion on Lower King’s Road and beyond – the surrounding road network simply won’t cope!
  • Make the Kings Road traffic-lights experience even worse!
  • Dominate the landscape, overshadowing listed buildings
  • Cut off the existing pedestrian short-cut across town
  • Probably lead to an increase air pollution in that part of town
  • Make it even harder and more unsafe for pedestrians to cross the road there
  • Block sunlight from the surrounding area
  • Cost over £3 million

Dacorum Borough Council promised to consult closely with the local community about the early stages of this proposal but instead has only allowed comment on fully formed plans.  People in Berkhamsted have had little say over whether we think this is the most effective  way to deal with traffic and parking problems or is the best use of £3 million of public money in our town.

We want Dacorum Borough Council to:

  • Withdraw the planning application
  • Do proper research & analysis into how to reduce traffic congestion and address parking issues in the town without ruining our local environment
  • Ask us, the people of Berkhamsted, if this is how we want £3 million of our money to be spent.

IF YOU DO NOTHING, THIS CAR PARK WILL BE BUILT.

AS THINGS STAND, WE HAVE LESS THAN A MONTH!

As well as signing the petition, please reply to the planning application consultation and have your say: http://site.dacorum.gov.uk/planonline/AcolNetCGI.gov?ACTION=UNWRAP&RIPNAME=Root.PgeConsultees&TheSystemkey=217635

 

NB: the images reproduced here were developed by an urban designer using the dimensions set out in the planning application. The materials shown are indicative (as are those in the planning application drawings on the DBC website) but reflect the intention of the original architect to break up the lines of the building using panels of different materials.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Leader Dacorum Borough Council
    Andrew Williams


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