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Asheridge Road

Asheridge Road - Chesham - Buckinghamshire

Taylor Wimpey is preparing proposals for a residential development of 33 new homes on land off Asheridge Road, in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

  • Land off Asheridge Road

    We have an option to purchase the Asheridge Road site from the existing landowner, subject to planning permission being granted for our proposed residential development.

    We held a public exhibition in March 2013 at Chesham Methodist Church, giving local people the chance to find out more about our emerging scheme and provide their feedback.

    Following this public exhibition, we submitted a planning application to Chiltern District Council in July 2013, which was refused planning permission in October 2013.

    A revised planning application was submitted in January 2014, seeking permission for a reduced number of 33 homes, with further revisions to layout, provision of amenity space and car parking. This application was refused in April 2014, following on from this refusal we are appealing the decision. There is no timeframe for when this appeal is going to take place at present.

  • The development site

    Asheridge Road locator map

    A map showing the location of our proposed development

    The proposed development site covers an area of 0.63 hectares and is currently vacant, the old buildings having been cleared in 2007.

    The site is bordered by Hivings Hill to the north-east and Asheridge Road to the south-west. Adjacent to the site to the south-east is a car sales garage, while existing residential development lies to the north. A 2.5-storey office building and car park can be found at its western boundary.

    The site is located within an established residential area, with allotments situated opposite the site off Asheridge Road.

    Since the site was cleared in 2007, the plot of land has had hoarding erected around its perimeter with large double gates fitted at the entrance on Asheridge Road.

    Planning permission was granted in 2005 for an office development but despite the site being marketed for employment use, it has been vacant for seven years. We are therefore promoting the site for residential development.

  • Our proposals

    Asheridge Road street scene

    How the Asheridge Road development would look

    Following discussions with Chiltern District Council, we developed a masterplan for the proposed Asheridge Road development, which has been shaped through public consultation to inform our planning application.

    Our scheme has been designed to work within the constraints and opportunities of the site to create a sustainable development that respects the character of the surrounding area.

    Key elements of the proposed development are as follows:

    • 33 new homes
    • 13 affordable properties
    • One and two-bedroom apartments and 3 and 4-bedroom houses
    • Vehicle and pedestrian access via Asheridge Road
    • Traditional design homes in keeping with surrounding area
    • On-site car parking with 67 spaces for residents and visitors
    • Shared garden space for apartments
    • Retention of existing trees and new tree and shrub planting

  • Local contributions

    Should our proposed development be granted planning permission, we will provide a financial contribution to Chesham Town Council for a children’s play area at the nearby existing open space at Dellfield. Other contributions to the local community will be agreed at a later stage if the appeal is successful.

  • Development timeline

    April 2014 - Planning permission refused

    January 2014 - Revised planning application submitted

    October 2013 – Planning permission refused

    July 2013 – Planning application submitted

    March 2013 – Public consultation held