The site at 90 Asheridge Road, Chesham, is a vacant and derelict brownfield site that has remained empty for over ten years. This former employment site has become redundant and despite gaining planning consent for a data farm, the scheme was never developed. Subsequent marketing of the site for commercial use has been unsuccessful and JTP have been commissioned by the landowner to develop a new vision for the site that includes a residential-led mixed-use scheme to bring the site back in to use. While many are in favour of seeing the site brought back in to use, there are some concerns about the number of homes proposed, car parking and strain on local servces and infrastructure. Below is the latest information we have about the scheme. Last amendment to this information: 9 August 2017.
Following submission of a revised housing led planning application on the vacant site in Asheridge Road, the Planning Committee at Chiltern District Council voted by a majority of 9 for and 2 against to approve the application. This was taken at the Planning Committee meeting held on 22 June 2017.
You can read the Council officers report on the CDC website by clicking HERE.
In summary the latest proposals include: -
142 Residential dwellings (reduced from 161)
257 parking spaces (reduced from 285)
3161m2 net useable space (increased from 1619m2)
97 parking spaces (increased from 56)
You can view the application, plans and other documents electronically on the Council's website, www.chiltern.gov.uk/viewplanningapplications and enter CH/2016/1770/FA in the search box. This will provide you with access to all the documents.
Following approval by the committee, the Council is now negotiating with the landowner to enter in to a legal agreement on the terms of the development. We will update this page as and when we find out more!
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