South Oxhey £150M regeneration wins planning approval

22nd March 2016

In a big step forward for the South Oxhey Initiative, Three Rivers District Council planning committee has approved the multi-million pound regeneration of central South Oxhey. The Council’s development partners Countryside Properties and Home Group received approval for plans to bring forward 514 new homes, a new market square and revitalised retail space, as well as improved public spaces and landscaping.

Countryside Properties, working in collaboration with Home Group have been working closely with the Council and local community to bring forward a scheme that will benefit local residents and the wider community including employment and training opportunities. The 514 new homes will provide a mix of private sale and affordable housing, ranging from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom family houses. The plans include a new vibrant retail offer with a supermarket and other complementary retail units providing good shopping choices.  High quality public spaces will be incorporated into the development, with improved access to Carpenders Park station and an attractive market square which can be used for community events.

Richard Cherry, Chief Executive of Countryside’s Partnerships division said: “It is great news that Three Rivers District Council has approved the plans. We have been working closely with the Council and the community to create a high quality development, an improved retail offer and new frontage to the train station. We look forward to starting the works later in the year.”

Work on site on the initial phase is expected to begin this autumn. A detailed planning application including specific information about the design of the balance of the homes at South Oxhey Central, town centre shopping units and landscaping will be submitted later this year.