Have your say on plans for factory site
‘The community has had key role on the development of the proposal’
Plans are being drawnup by architects JTP to build 160 new homes, business enterprise space and landscaped open and recreation space on the former site of the nowdemolished Alcan factory in 90 Asheridge Road, Chesham.
The public was invited to an exhibition of the updated proposed plans for the development at Chesham Methodist Church in Bellingdon Road on Thursday, July 14.
Shaw Corporation, on behalf of site owners Matterhorn, has appointed JTP to work with the local community to create a vision for the site.
The site, which stands in front of Fair Leas and Darvell Drive, under the proposals going forward, is to have 160 dwellings.
This includes three blocks of flats four storeys high and a further four storey block which will accommodate a Business Centre.
Consequently, the front of the site will be made up of four tower blocks, four storeys high with additional height for roof installations.
The remainder of the site will accommodate high density housing.
With permission already granted for 30 new homes in Asheridge Road, including 12 flats, concerns have been expressed about what impact a further 160 homes will have on the infrastructure, including roads, schools, parking, sewage, doctors and dentists.
JTP, which also held an exhibition and feedback session back in March, is hoping to submit a planning application to Chiltern District Council later in the summer.
To ensure the public’s views are taken into account, chairman of the Hivings Hill Residents’ Association Brenda Collins is asking residents to send her their comments on the proposals.
She said: “When the planning permission is sought, I propose to make a submission for and on behalf of the Hivings Hill Residents’ Association.
“I shall, therefore, be very much obliged if you will let me have your comments, whether you are in favour of or against the proposals, in order for me to consider how we, as a Residents’ Association should proceed.”
Charles Campion from JTP said: “The community have had a key role in the development of the proposals.
“People want to understand more about potential impact on local roads and we are currently completing our comprehensive traffic surveys to provide feedback in this regard.
“We will continue to develop the scheme proposals in consultation with the local community.”
People can submit their comments to Mrs Collins by emailing brenda@ belmonthouse.net.