Batchworth Island Development

The Island site is an outline notification of a subsequent planning application and mentions compulsory land purchase may be necessary. The applicant has put together an indication of his intent together with documents to support their application to build. However, the concrete foundations will impact the flood plain; the build will be on stilts but the foundations are still there.

The applicant would like to apply for 2 x four-storey blocks with 95 residential flats (39 x 1-bed, 53 x 2-bed & 3 x 3-bed) and 16 parking spaces (2 of which are disabled).

Note the objections/comments from Hampton Hall Farmhouse; Affinity Water; Batchworth CC and British Waterways Trust to fully appreciate what is at stake.

Click here to go to the Three Rivers planning website and leave your own objection/comment.

Batchworth Local Plan survey

Batchworth Community Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the area covered by the two wards within the boundary of Moor Park & Eastbury and Rickmansworth Town Ward.  It is important that this Neighbourhood Plan reflects your ambitions and views. Last year and early this year, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group asked for your ideas on important matters to be addressed in the Plan. They have now used these to prepare a draft vision for the area, a set of five objectives and three ideas on how to deliver each of these five objectives.

They would like you to indicate how you feel about these ideas by completing the online survey at by 18th July.  There is also an opportunity to tell them whether you have any suggestions for the Neighbourhood Plan. The questionnaire can be completed online (from link above). If people wish, they can download it, print, complete and return to the BCC offices at Basing House, 46 High Street, Rickmansworth.