Hertsmere Borough Council Planning Committee have unanimously given consent for an exciting new community facility at Bhaktivedanta Manor, the Shree Krishna Haveli.
The Temple applied to build a two storey building as well as relocating the existing poly tunnels, greenhouses and playground.
Managing Director Gauri das said: “We are exceptionally pleased to receive planning permission. Over many years of work including the development of a planning brief, a public consultation, and one and a half years awaiting a determination, we listened carefully and patiently to local residents concerns.
“In the end the concerns were all addressed and thus the decision unanimous. We are extremely grateful.”
The original planning application was submitted in December 2014 and a number of changes have been made to the application over the past 16 months. Cllr David Lambert, who represents Aldenham West, said: “I am really pleased we have reached this point. It would not have been successful without the work gone in by the officers. It has been a long time coming.
Temple President Srutidharma Das added: “Thank you to our local councillors and Hertsmere Planners, who worked hard to balance the needs of the temple and the local community.
“There could be no win lose decision here, it had to be a win win. We now have permission granted on the Queen’s 90th birthday!”