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The Hedges

More new social rented properties planned for St Albans

St Albans City and District Council intends to develop a site off Woollam Crescent that was previously known as The Hedges.

The plan is to create 14 new social rented properties for people on the Council’s housing register who are waiting for a permanent home.

There will be six family-sized, semi-detached houses at the front of the plot, each with three bedrooms and a back garden.

It is intended that they will blend in with existing properties on Woollam Crescent with the design and building materials in keeping with nearby homes.

To the rear of the site, the plan is to build a new apartment building that will include four one-bedroom flats and four two-bedroom ones.

Each ground floor flat will have its own outdoor space while there will also be a communal garden for all to enjoy.

In keeping with the Council’s commitment to tackling climate change and reducing harmful emissions, the houses and flats will be fitted with solar panels to provide renewable energy.

The site currently consists of ten single-storey residential properties that were once used as temporary accommodation for people on the housing register waiting for a permanent home.

However, they are now empty, no longer fit for use and will be demolished to make way for the new modern homes.

Residents can give their views by sending an email to by Wednesday 13 May .

Residents are asked to give their views about the proposed designs for a new housing development in the Batchwood area of St Albans.