Site address: Foxes Piece, Marlow, SL7 1HE
Original use: Car park.
Proposed use: 6 x 2 bed, 6 x 1 bed apartments.
Latest: Public consultation underway. Planning to be submitted soon.
Why develop Foxes Piece?
The site at Foxes Piece has been earmarked for development since 2001 when the garages where demolished by their then owner, Wycombe District Council (now Buckinghamshire Council). Red Kite took ownership of the site in 2011 when we bought the council’s housing stock.
Planning permission has previously been granted to the council on several occasions. The most recent was in 2010 when the go ahead was given to build 6 flats and 4 houses at the site.
The site is also allocated for development in the Council's new Local Plan which was adopted in August 2019.
Why can’t you just leave the land as it is?
We are a charitable purpose organisation with the ambition to deliver truly affordable homes for the local community.
There is huge local demand for housing in this area, and therefore our priority is to utilise the land we own to enable us to build much needed housing within our communities.
What homes are being proposed?
We'll be seeking planning permission for 12 apartments: 6 x 1 bedroom and 6 x 2 bedrooms. After completion these will be available for affordable rent, which is typically 80% of market rent.
Is there a flood risk?
The scheme has been designed to mitigate the risk from flood and avoid exacerbating the risk of surface water flooding, resulting in the unique design presented.
What about parking?
The development will provide 45 car parking spaces which far exceeds the Council's parking standards.
If you have any concerns or questions about on street parking or resident parking permits on the street, please direct your questions to the Council who are responsible for the roads.
We're 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.