We secured outline planning consent for a sustainable development of 420 family homes.
This includes 35% affordable housing on a 58 acre site in Buckingham. Planning consent at the site on Osier Way, was secured after three years of working positively alongside the Council and the local community.
A large proportion of these much-needed new homes will be low-carbon homes, including features such as electric vehicle charging points.
The overall development will provide:
- 14% net gain in biodiversity through 14 acres of green infrastructure, including wildlife corridors and habitat creation.
- extensive open space (7.9 acres) for recreation, exercise and play, (including 3 local play areas and a large Neighbourhood Park)
- significant funding to improve, upgrade and create local transport and social infrastructure, to benefit the wider Buckingham community.
This site was recognised as a sustainable location for growth in 2019, and the site was allocated in Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan in 2021.
Sold on a ‘subject to planning’ basis, the land was acquired by a Joint Venture between Wates and Vistry Homes. Construction will commence in 2023. Kirkby Diamond represented the landowners throughout.
On behalf of landowners we appointed Wates to deal with the promotion of a strategic greenfield site in north Buckinghamshire. From the outset, we were impressed by its commitment to the project and with its attention to detail. Wates’ resourcing of the project could not be faulted and its management team were attentive and very easy to deal with. The company performed brilliantly throughout and having secured an allocation for development in the local plan it went on to obtain a valuable planning permission on behalf of the landowners. From start to finish it delivered, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Wates to clients for similar projects in the future”.
Andrew Wright FRICS FAAV
Senior Partner and Head of Land Planning & Development at Kirkby Diamond
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