Maple Cross industrial site: development to include 26 affordable homes

PR 75219th December 2006

The old brownfield site at Maple Cross House in Denham Way will soon provide new houses and flats following a decision by the Development Control Committee on Thursday (14 December).

The new development will comprise 87 flats and houses including 21 two bedroom affordable flats and five affordable three bedroom houses. The inclusion of the affordable homes is a condition of the Council's planning permission and is in line with the Local Plan.

Chair of the Development Control Committee, Councillor Sara Bedford, said:

"This new development provides much needed homes without encroaching on greenfield land. The maximum height of the houses is three storeys and the plans include gardens and public open space.

"The development will provide a number of affordable rented houses and flats for residents on lower incomes."

Applicants for affordable homes are nominated by Three Rivers District Council. Residents can contact Three Rivers District Council to be placed on the register 01923 776611

The planning application has been made by Persimmon Homes (Thames Valley) Ltd. The affordable homes will be managed by Circle Anglia Housing Association. Work is expected to begin shortly in the New Year once a legal agreement has been completed which will provide children's play equipment.

The decision follows the granting of outline planning permission for 87 units in May 2005. For further details residents can contact Three Rivers District Council on 01923 776611 or