We are very keen to have local representation from the community on our development projects, so that you can input to the scheme design - if you're interested, get in touch and we can tell you about our Development Panel. Call 01494 476306.
Pettifer Way, Longland Way, Chairborough Road,
As part of the promises we made at transfer, we said we would regenerate the Castlefield Star Blocks, which includes all 72 flats located in Chairborough Road and Pettifer Way, as well as the 25 homes in Longland Way. We have already held workshops with tenants and leaseholders, met with all residents individually to talk to them about their needs, set up our Regeneration Panel made up of tenants and leaseholders to help us make decisions and made great progress with the project.
We had a previous scheme prepared and ready to submit to planning during March 2017, but unfortunately, on reviewing the scheme, our Board raised concerns about the high levels of subsidy required (money that we would have to put into the scheme but never get back), so a redesign of the scheme was carried out, with a view to increasing the number of homes on the site in order to reduce the large amount of subsidy required.
With approval from our Board, and in consultation with our Regeneration Panel, we are now moving ahead with a revised design for our flagship regeneration scheme which will see the existing buildings demolished and replaced with high quality new homes in the Castlefield area. Our architect is currently designing a scheme that will see approximately 180 homes built, providing appropriate parking spaces for residents and visitors. The development is split over two sites:
- North site – Pettifer Way & Longland Way
- South site – Chairborough Road
The homes will mainly be a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, incorporating a private balcony or garden space. We are also proposing to provide a small number of 3 bedroom homes with private gardens.
We are pleased to be able to offer a range of tenure options, as well as some homes for outright sale. This mix will help to regenerate the area and provide affordable options for those people who have aspirations to own their own homes.
All our plans and developments will comply with:
Wycombe District Council Planning Policy
Wycombe District Council Residential Design Guidance
We are currently working with our architect and consultants to develop designs in order to hold a public consultation event during February 2018. This will allow us to showcase our plans to the local community and obtain feedback helping us shape proposals prior to submitting them for formal planning approval. We currently hope to start work constructing new homes on this site during the autumn of 2018. As we have done throughout this project, we continue to fully involve our customers, stakeholders and specifically our Regeneration Panel and now Development Panel who have helped us to make many of the decisions involved in this exciting and much anticipated scheme.
When to expect the next update
Latest drawings of our proposals will be available on this page as they are developed.
Elevations (what the buildings will look like)
For the north site, have a look here. The south site plan will be available in January 2018.
CGIs (computer generated image of the building)
Take a look at that here.
Affordable / Social rent - take a look at those here.
Market rent / Shared ownership - coming January 2018
Houses - coming January 2018