Holy Cross con­vent site set to re­veal 177 homes

Con­tro­ver­sial devel­op­ment to launch af­ter years of le­gal wran­gling

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

De­vel­op­ers Charles Church North Lon­don will of­fi­cially launch the devel­op­ment at some point in the sum­mer, although a more spe­cific date can not be sup­plied at the mo­ment.

They say there will be a col­lec­tion of two, three, four and five bed­room houses and apart­ments, which are ‘ideal for grow­ing fam­i­lies and pro­fes­sional cou­ples alike’.

But along with the 177 homes, they say the for­mer chapel will be re­fur­bished for fu­ture use as a com­mu­nity build­ing.

Greg Kaye, head of sales for Charles Church North Lon­don, said: “Chal­font St Peter is a much soughtafter lo­ca­tion which has been iden­ti­fied as a site for hous­ing for some time.

“Our aim is to bring the qual­ity of prop­erty syn­ony­mous with Charles Church to the area, while re­tain­ing the vi­brant com­mu­nity spirit which ex­ists through the devel­op­ment of a new com­mu­nity build­ing for res­i­dents.

“The prop­er­ties will come in va­ri­ety of de­signs, de­liv­er­ing in­di­vid­ual homes with flex­i­ble ac­com­mo­da­tion in­clud­ing liv­ing and en­ter­tain­ing spa­ces.”

The con­tro­ver­sial devel­op­ment has been at the heart of a long run­ning le­gal bat­tle be­tween the par­ish coun­cil and the district coun­cil.

The par­ish coun­cil ap­pealed against a de­ci­sion to build hun­dreds of new homes on the site, and had wanted to move the Chal­font St Peter CE Acad­emy to the site.

But the re­view last year found in favour of Chiltern District Coun­cil’s (CDC) de­ci­sion and that it was cor­rect to grant per­mis­sion a for nearly 200 homes and a 75 bed­room care home.

The par­ish coun­cil - which has also fought to lower the num­ber of pro­posed houses - was un­suc­cess­ful in its ap­peal but has re­quested the court to re­ex­am­ine the case.

They ar­gued that ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties were be­ing lost and that CDC had been in­cor­rect in state­ments made about the num­ber of play­ing fields which had been on the site.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.charleschurch. com.

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