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Our Development Programme

Over the next four years, Red Kite will provide at least 375 new homes in the Wycombe District, with an aspiration to deliver up to 500.

You may have already seen some of our plans covered in the local press or indeed through letters we have sent out, which means that our plans are now well underway!

We know that locally, there is a demand for housing that people can afford, so our development programme has been designed to provide exactly that, and by doing so, it will help address housing for all members of the community.

To do so, we are going to build a range of different homes so that the proceeds can go towards building affordable housing which is expensive to build. With a large number of planning applications already submitted, we are now waiting for approval on these so we can get to work. While our focus is to provide rented homes at less than 80% of market rent, we need to subsidise the construction of those homes, so local people will likely see that market rent and outright sales will be the first to be approved.

We’ve done this so that a surplus can be generated to pay for the deficit that is incurred when building social rented homes, which require a subsidy of up to £86,000 per home. The level of cross-subsidy that we get from other tenures, like outright sale and market rent, means that because they deliver a return on investment over time, they generate the financial resources we need to build social homes.

Here is our plan for new homes across the district:

Scheme name and area  Outright sale Market rent  Social rent Shared ownership Affordable rent Total
Castlefield, Cressex  12 52 52 30 40  186
Queensmead House, Loudwater        6 24  30
Burrows House, Jubilee Road  15          15
Windrush House, Bourne End    21        21
Chiltern Avenue, High Wycombe        6 5  11
Gayhurst Road, High Wycombe      24      24
Coppice Farm Road, Tylers Green    5        5
Foxes Piece, Marlow  6          6
Queens Road, High Wycombe    4        4
Sandygate Road, Marlow          2  2
Shelley Road, Marlow  2          2
Berwick Road, Marlow  4          4
Seymour Court Road, Marlow            0
Marefield Road, Marlow        7    7
Westwood, Cressex          3  3
Clifford Road, Princes Risborough  5          5
Eastwood Road, Stokenchurch  5      3  3  11
Ash Road, Princes Risborough  3        4  7
James Road, Lane End          9  9
Landsdowne Way, High Wycombe  3      5  3  11
Clapton Approach & Barleyfields, HW          13  13
Tyzack Road, High Wycombe          11  11
Evenlode Road, Bourne End          6  6
Hithercroft Road, High Wycombe          6  6
Total new homes  55  82  76  57  129  399

Take a look at the specific plans for each on our website on the left hand side – information will be shared as and when it is available.

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Red Kite Community Housing is the trading name of Red Kite Community Housing Limited, a charitable registered society which operates for the benefit of the community under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered in England with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 31322R) and the Regulator of Social Housing (registration number 4682). VAT number 290 7410 06.