Plans for 58 new council homes in Hemel Hempstead get the green light

The development provides 25 one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom apartments

Monday, 19th April 2021, 12:24 pm

Dacorum Borough Council has received full planning approval to build new homes in Paradise Fields, Hemel Hempstead.

The 58 new apartments, called Mountbatten View, will be located in three buildings overlooking Paradise Fields, just off St Albans Road near the town centre.

The three buildings will step up to follow the steeply sloping site and the apartments have private balconies, underfloor heating, high levels of thermal insulation and heating is provided by way of communal air source heat pumps.

CGI of Mountbatten view

The design of the development encourages pedestrian access and provides a variety of spaces for community use including a formal central garden, play area for families, secure cycle stores and parking courtyards planted with trees. There will also be electric vehicle charging.

The development provides 25 one-bedroom and 33 two-bedroom apartments. This includes wheelchair accessible homes, designed in accordance with Homes England and Nationally Described Space Standards, within an inclusive environment that is adaptable to the changing demands of residents.

All the homes will be available for social rent to those on the council’s housing register.

The council is currently seeking tenders from contractors and plans to be starting work on site in early 2022.

To find out more about the new homes being built by Dacorum Borough Council visit: www.dacorum.gov.uk/newhomes.