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Are there enough Parks and service infrastructure in Watford as Housing Increases

With the New Housing Developments and the redevelopment of Watford until 2036, there has been concern on local facebook groups about access to local Doctors, Dentists, schools, and even parks.

Recent news of The Range in St Albans Road moving to Watford Arches, to pave way for 1,214 which have already received permission. 11 high-rise buildings that will completely transform the area that is currently occupied by The Range and TK Maxx.

St Albans Road residential complex (Image: Watford Borough Council/Berkeley Homes)

Watford Borough Council has granted permission to build 2,470 new homes, with a draft of 14,000 new homes.
400 in the Riverwell scheme (2015-2035), 500 in Sydney Road, and around 500 in Ascot Road. Of the 2,470 approved homes, 920 have been built.

2.5 acre Watford Laundry site. one, two, and three bedroom private sale apartments and penthouses (plan 2020)

Croxley View and Ascot Road, Watford

4 Tower blocks around new communal gardens
Residents lounge in the 24-storey tower.
Ground floor retail
489 new homes, including 170 affordable


In London there are 35,000 dentist’s. 1.500 GP practices. 2,500 Dentists. 3,000 schools with 97,000 being educated.

Parks and playgrounds

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Video: Aerial View of Watford Town

Top Parks in Hertfordshire

Verulamium Park, St Albans. 100 acres

Cassiobury Park, Watford. 190 acres

River Lee, Broxbourne.

Tring Park, HP23. 264 acres

Aldenham Country Park, Elstree.

Gadgebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead. 79 acres

Others: Bushey Rose Garden, Hemel Water Gardens, Ceders Park, Clarence Park, Ashridge, Digswell, King’s Walden, Penshanger Park, Sacombe, Weston, Woodhall, Youngsbury.

Private Open to the public for Entrance Fee.

Ashridge, Benington Lordship, Hatfield House, Knebworth House, Letchworth First Garden Museum, Scott’s Grotto.

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