History could be made in Watford tomorrow evening if a major development gets the go-ahead.

Councillors have the power to grant approval for a 28 storey tower, becoming the tallest building in Watford, seen all over the town and as far away as The Grove.

Watford's current tallest buildings are Munden View and Abbey View on the Meriden - both 16 storeys high, standing at 170ft.

It's not just a 28 storey building councillors will consider tomorrow.

In total, 1,214 homes are proposed on a retail park site in St Albans Road, with several buildings ranging from eight to 28 storeys in height, including separate 22 and 20 storey towers.

The site is currently occupied by The Range, TK Maxx, and car wash and forms part of the Watford Junction masterplan - an area which Watford Borough Council has identified as suitable for redevelopment.

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The planning officer at Watford Borough Council who has overseen this application by Berkeley Homes has recommended approval - subject to the applicant meeting a host of terms and conditions, including financial contributions.

This kind of development will help massively in meeting the government's housing target - currently set at 798 a year for Watford.

The development of 1,214 homes, split into a mixture of one, two, and three-bed flats, will include just 107 affordable units - much less than the council's 35 per cent policy.

The scheme, accessed via Penn Road, also includes the delivery of a primary school and nursery, and section 106 contributions (finanical contributions), which Berkeley Homes has argued is why it cannot deliver as many affordable units.

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CGI of the proposed school and nursery, which if all approved would to be ready until 2028

If approval is granted, there is an agreement in place to enhance medical facilities - either a payment of nearly £300,000 towards additional GP facilities in the area, or the provision of a GP space on the development site.

There's also an agreement for a payment of nearly £800,000 to Hertfordshire County Council for secondary school provision in Watford.

The provision of a fire hydrant on site is also required.

Due to its proximity to Watford Junction, the scheme proposes a little over 200 car parking spaces, but there will be more than 1,000 cycle spaces.

More than 160 letters of objection have been submitted to the council on these plans covering a range of issues, and tomorrow's meeting at Watford Borough Council's offices will be an opportunity for councillors to scrutinise the proposals in front of them and address any concerns that have been raised.

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Before then, councillors will have already have decided on another scheme at the other end of St Albans Road.

A much smaller scheme in comparison, but for some neighbours, equally as controversial.

This is for 165 flats on the former Arriva bus garage site in Garston.

The plans are for two new buildings, part four and five storeys in height, with 150 parking spaces and 165 cycle spaces.

Only 12 will be affordable units - applicant Fairview New Homes has argued that the 'vacant building credit' - where empty buildings are to be reused or redeveloped, knocks down the affordable housing contribution by 57 per cent.

Neighbour Mark Foster, whose property in Codicote Drive backs onto the site, says he and his family will move if the scheme is approved.

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This application has also been recommended for approval by Watford Borough Council's planning officer.

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Watford's development management committee of borough councillors will meet at the town hall at 7pm tomorrow (Monday). It's open to the public to attend, but if you can't make it, we'll be reporting live from our website so you don't miss a thing.