development of Bircherely Green and the Chase Homes plans

Posted on 12th January, 2020
I live on Riverside, Folly Island, directly opposite  Bircherely Green, and am lucky to live in such a wonderful part of Hertford and one which must be of the most photographed places in the town, I have concerns that the views of those who would be most impacted by the development need a 'louder voice' and the Riverside residents need support with what would be a huge and somewhat emotional change to our day to day lives and living.   I understand and agree that the site does need developing for the future regeneration of Hertford, but the current plans show no respect or consideration to the heritage of Hertford or Folly Island residents.
The visuals presented by Chase Homes are a stark reminder of how their proposed design does not, in any way, respect us or the character of our homes and the surroundings.  I find the imagery of the development distasteful in the extreme and when comparing the two sides of the river I don’t see how any consideration has been given to the heritage of the area by Chase Homes with the proposed overbearing buildings which are completely out of keeping with this historic area.
I met with Alan Ward from Chase Homes albeit briefly at the exhibition at The Hertford House Hotel, Alan Ward said he wanted to work with the Riverside Residents to come to a solution that worked for both parties, this has turned out not to be true as we have since arranged to meet Alan Ward twice, both times he has cancelled the meeting at very short notice with no offer of another meetingextremely disappointing that he promised so much and has not even found the time to meet with us once.


The proposed images cause me to feel great sadness that a developer could even think such a monstrosity is viable.
Please do feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss this with myself and other Riverside residents.
Kind regards

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