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NEW PLANS: Developer submits proposal to build new homes in Chalfont St Peter

 Published on: 9th March 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

New plans have been submitted to redevelop and convert a farm in Chalfont St Peter into homes.

The proposal is for residential development at Model Farm, comprising of the conversion of existing buildings to form 20 dwellings and the demolition of existing dwellings with the replacement erection of an apartment building comprising 18 dwellings, parking and storage.

The new application comes 15-months after an application by the same developer, D Croft Transport, was rejected.

At a Amenities and Planning Meeting on February 21, Chalfont St Peter Parish Council said: “This site is in Chalfont St Peter whereas the Design and Access statement relates to Chalfont St Giles.

“The only change from the previously refused application is for EV charging points and transport statement and here we support Chalfont St Giles Parish Council regarding lack of clarity in terms of the distances to nearby villages.

“This is a green belt site, remote from either village with no transport links, no lighting or footway on Gorelands Lane and will be totally car-dependent.

“The nearest shop/post office in Rickmansworth Lane has now been converted to a residential property. Gorelands Lane is a narrow lane with passing places and is not safe for pedestrians or cyclists. A housing estate will create light pollution which will impact on wildlife. There are questions from Thames Water and with regard to an ecology report. Some of the dwellings are very small.

“The reasons for the original refusal have not been overcome. Highways are still objecting and we consider this application should be refused.”

The developer, D Croft Transport, was contacted for comment.

To view the plans search the planning reference PL/21/4820/FA on the Buckinghamshire Council planning portal.

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