Developer aims to turn houses into 10 luxury apartments for over-55s
LUXURY apartments for over-55s could be built if planning permission is granted.
Ortus Homes has applied to Chiltern District Council (CDC) to convert two houses into 10 apartments in Chalfont St Peter.
The developer, which owns the property in Oval Way, held talks earlier this summer with the community and says the plans will be a ‘positive contribution’ to the village.
The council’s planning committee will decide on the plans by November 28.
Spokesman for Ortus Homes, Miles Willshire, said: “We would like to thank those members of the community who took the time to give us their feedback on the proposals, which has helped us to refine and improve our plans before submitting the application.
“We’re very encouraged by the local feedback we’ve received and have strived to bring forward a scheme that will make a positive contribution to the character of Gerrards Cross.”
Mr Willshire said the luxury apartments are exclusively for the over55s.
The plans were revealed at a public meeting in June.
Ruth McDonald, 70, of Bull Lane, said: “I do not think people around here are very keen to move into apartments. I would not move into one of those apartments.
“I just find it is claustrophobic having lived in a house. I would like less congested places rather than a number of people all in one area.”
County councillor David Martin said: “Whilst expressing no view one way or the other on the planning application itself, I commend the developers on the high level of consultation.
“This included writing to all elected representatives, all interested parties and groups and a large number of residents and holding two public exhibitions where people who could be affected were able to look at the designs and speaker with the developers.”
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