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Planning appeal Inquiry – Rectory Farm, Kings Langley

28th March 2024

CPRE Hertfordshire and the Kings Langley & District Residents Association (KL&DRA) have formed a Rule 6 Joint Objectors Group to participate in the upcoming planning appeal Inquiry.

Cala Homes and Angle Property want to build 135 dwellings on an unallocated greenfield site on the edge of Kings Langley, in Dacorum Borough. The site is located in the Green Belt, and alongside the Grand Union Canal and its towpath.

Dacorum Borough Council refused permission in October 2023 and Cala / Angle lodged an appeal. The Planning Inspectorate will conduct an appeal Inquiry in public commencing 9th April 2024. Our Joint Objectors Group will participate fully at the Inquiry, assisted by our planning expert witness and our barrister. We will do everything we can to defend the Green Belt from this inappropriate, speculative development proposal.

Show your support by attending the Inquiry

We encourage local people to attend the Inquiry. Attendance is important because it demonstrates to the Planning Inspector the strength of feeling about protecting the Green Belt in this location. You don’t need to attend the entire time; you can come for a few hours on any of the days the Inquiry is in progress.

The Inquiry will be held at The Forum, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1DN, starting at 0930 on Tuesday 9th April 2024, and is expected to run for four days.

The planning appeal documentation is available to view on the Dacorum Borough public access planning portal at  and then select Appeals (not Applications or Enforcement), and enter Appeal reference 23/00079/REFU

Donate to help fight this development

If you are unable to attend the Inquiry, you can still help fight this development proposal by donating to the campaign fund. Any amount is hugely appreciated, and you can donate securely online at the Kings Langley & District Residents Association PayPal donation page.

You can also see our original objection to the development proposal, and read more background about the case on the KL&DRA’s website.

grassy green field and lush green trees
A portion of the proposed development site in the Green Belt at Rectory Farm, Kings Langley CPRE Hertfordshire with kind permission of KLFC