Holy Cross convent site set to reveal 177 homes
Controversial development to launch after years of legal wrangling
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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