New plan for So­lar

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

PLANS for a high end fur­ni­ture store to take over a va­cant busi­ness de­scribed as an ‘eye­sore’ have been wel­comed.

Nep­tune, a fur­ni­ture show­room, has ap­plied to Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil to re­de­velop So­lar House in Amer­sham Road, Che­sham.

The devel­oper says: “The com­mit­ment by Nep­tune to So­lar House will of­fer sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment to the town­scape, at an im­por­tant gate­way to the town. It’ll also give their cus­tomers the op­por­tu­nity to shop in Che­sham, tak­ing the chance to look around a town they might not have vis­ited be­fore.”

So­lar House has been on the mar­ket for three years. The last ap­pli­ca­tion it at­tracted was from KFC, which wanted to de­mol­ish and re­place it with the two-storey res­tau­rant with a ‘driv­ethru.’ The ap­pli­ca­tion at­tracted neg­a­tive com­ments from the public and so KFC with­drew the ap­pli­ca­tion. How­ever, this new ap­pli­ca­tion has been wel­comed with many peo­ple writ­ing to Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil to sup­port it.

Che­sham Town Coun­cil’s de­vel­op­ment con­trol com­mit­tee re­cently dis­cussed the ap­pli­ca­tion and wel­comed it.

The Chiltern So­ci­ety’s Mer­rin Molesworth also wrote to Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil sup­port­ing the ap­pli­ca­tion.

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