Have your say on plans for fac­tory site

‘The com­mu­nity has had key role on the de­vel­op­ment of the pro­posal’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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