Play Space for Chorleywood

There was an Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Full Council on Tuesday 26th April. The meeting discussed the location of the proposed play area in Chorleywood.

Full Council Agenda (Extraordinary Meeting) - 26th April 2016 pdf Committee Reports pdf

At the Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Full Council on the 26th April 2016, The Council RESOLVED that the Council rejects a play area on Chorleywood Common and respectively suggest that Three Rivers District Council consider a Play area in Chorleywood House Estate.

Play Space Open Meeting Minutes - 23rd February 2016 pdf

Play Space Open Meeting Agenda - 23rd February 2016 pdf

Three Rivers District Council have allocated £100,000 towards a new play space for Chorleywood.

The Parish Council set up a Play Area Advisory Group made up of representatives from:-

  • Chorleywood Mums
  • Chorleywood Residents Association
  • Friends of Chorleywood Common
  • Friends of Chorleywood House Estate
  • Friends of Grovewood
  • District Councillor
  • Parish Councillors

Three sites were identified as being possible sites to locate a play space.

  • Chorleywood House Estate
  • Area 13 on Chorleywood Common
  • Area 15 Chorleywood Common

The group commissioned independent reports:-

  • An environmental survey from the Countryside Management Service
  • A report on safety from the Police
  • A play strategy from officers at Three Rivers District Council

The Council received a number of reports from interested parties and these are listed below.

Chorleywood Common - Site 15

Chorleywood Common - Site 15

Chorleywood House Estate

Chorleywood House Estate

Chorleywood Common - Site 13

Chorleywood Common - Site 13

The Advisory Group then looked at all four sites and agreed a set of criteria, and ranked the sites according to the criteria pdf. These rankings were then weighted against issues raised within the independent reports, to give the best location for a play area in Chorleywood.

Chorleywood House Estate came out as the most favourable area closely followed equally by areas 13 and 15 on Chorleywood Common. Members of the Advisory Group then agreed that the two sites going forward for consideration be the Chorleywood House Estate and Area 13, Chorleywood Common.

Due to the rankings Grovewood has now been removed from the process and the residents have been informed. So what next, there will be a public meeting to be held at the War Memorial Hall on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm. A presentation will be given by Cllr Barbara Green Chairman of the Advisory Committee, and officers from the Police and the Countryside Management Service will be on hand to answer questions relating to their reports.

This will be your opportunity to have your say; we want to know your views.

Following this the Parish Council will call a meeting to discuss all information and evidence from the reports and make recommendation to Three Rivers District Council for consideration.