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RESIDENTS of Royston were shocked to discover they would lose large chunks of their gardens to make way for the Coombes Hole underpass. Compulsory purchase orders were issued by Hertfordshire County Council so that they could obtain the land needed to mak
RESIDENTS of Royston were shocked to discover they would lose large chunks of their gardens to make way for the Coombes Hole underpass.
Compulsory purchase orders were issued by Hertfordshire County Council so that they could obtain the land needed to make way for the �3.6million scheme.
Houses in Brook Road and Hardy Drive were affected, and Paul Jeray, of Hardy Drive, was served with an order to purchase half his garden - about 27 square metres.
He said: "We have had no prior warning about the severe effect this will have on our home, and we are left wondering where our children will play after next summer."
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A council spokesman said: "There have been a number of meetings with affected residents, and as part of the planning process notices were erected on site and put in the press."
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