Opportunity: Investment

Type: Residential, Commercial

Sectors: Residential, Business Services

The Western Gateway has been identified in the emerging Local Plan as a Special Policy Area where significant new development is being directed.  During 2019 Watford Borough Council will finalise a masterplan for the area which will support the delivery of c. 1000 new homes along with local retail and additional employment opportunities.

Two housing schemes, Ascot Road and adjacent to Tolpits Lane, have already been granted planning permission which will deliver over 500 new homes across the two sites.  Watford Borough Council is working closely with Hertfordshire County Council to develop options for a sustainable public transport scheme utilising the path of the former Metropolitan Line Extension corridor which will improve local connectivity and reduce congestion through to the town centre.  Among the options being considered is a new transport hub at Ascot Road where people will be able to board the new service.

“These schemes bring significant investment to the Western Gateway, a priority area for Watford in the Draft Local Plan as well as much-needed affordable homes for our community. ”

Peter Taylor – Elected Mayor of Watford

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme will provide grants:

✅ worth 80% of profits paid up to £2.5k per month
✅ over 3 months with possible extension

If eligible, @HMRCgovuk will contact you to apply and send you the money

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