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FRESH START?: Proposal submitted for 45 new homes on historic site 

 Published on: 4th January 2023   |   By: Megan Milstead   |   Category: Uncategorized

A planning application has been submitted for 45 new homes on the site of a historic building in Amersham.

Planning consultants DLBP, on behalf of their client Thomdell Developments Ltd, submitted the application to redevelop The Maltings on School Lane to Buckinghamshire Council.

The Maltings is a Grade II listed building and was built in 1829 by the local Weller brewery. The historic nature of the site means that an additional application has had to be submitted for the proposal to be considered.

The application includes the conversion of…the existing buildings with “some demolition”, according to the planning application. It also proposes extensions, changes to doors and windows, and the refurbishment of four existing dwellings.

The plans also include the construction of two new detached buildings, car parking, landscaping, and associated works.

The application was validated on October 12, but a date has not yet been set for it to come before the Planning Committee.

The site is set on 1.89 acres of land and has a range of buildings, including a former print works facility.

A spokesperson for DLBP said: “Our proposal is that the site’s historic listed buildings will be preserved and refurbished, and three historically unimportant buildings are to be demolished and replaced with two attractive new buildings. Our development is on a brownfield site in a highly sustainable location where the much-needed new houses and apartments will be within walking distance of Old Amersham town centre.

“The proposal has been the subject of extensive pre-application engagement with Buckinghamshire Council along with local civic and community groups, and we also held a public consultation event that was attended by more than 100 local residents. We have carefully considered the comments made to us and revised the proposal to respond to these, including reducing the number of new homes proposed, increasing the number of parking spaces to 78 and introducing new landscaping along the boundary with the River Misbourne.”

Buckinghamshire Council is unable to comment at this stage.

The applications can be found on Buckinghamshire Council’s online planning portal by searching references PL/22/3370/FA and PL/22/3371/.


Photo credit DLBP

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