Controversial development plan gets green light

PLANNING chiefs have given a controversial development in Royston the go-ahead. As reported in The Crow last week, neighbours described the scheme to knock down a bungalow in Heathfield and replace it with two detached houses as overpowering . North Hert

PLANNING chiefs have given a controversial development in Royston the go-ahead.

As reported in The Crow last week, neighbours described the scheme to knock down a bungalow in Heathfield and replace it with two detached houses as "overpowering".

North Herts District Council had received 11 letters of opposition from Heathfield residents, while Royston Town Council also opposed the development.

But at a meeting of the district council's planning committee, held last Thursday, councillors gave the plans the green light.