04:30PM, Thursday 19 November 2015
The green light has been given to the development of 23 new homes on the former site of Burnham Police Station.
The Stomp Road site will accommodate a mixture of 19 three-bedroom houses and four apartments – three one-bed and one two-bed.
Parking allocation for the homes will also be included in the development.
South Bucks District Council gave the go-ahead to the application from Galileo Homes at a meeting of its planning committee on Wednesday, November 11.
Seventeen letters of objection had been received and Burnham Parish Council recommended that the plans be refused but the district council granted full permission.
The parish council’s planning committee had objected on a number of grounds, including ‘gross overdevelopment’, the homes not being in keeping with the area, overcrowded buildings, increased traffic on a busy road, parking and no mention of low- cost affordable housing for first time buyers or social housing.
Cllr David Pepler, chairman of the parish planning committee, said: “It is disappointing but you win some and you lose some.”
The development, which backs onto Burnham Park Academy, will be built in two rows of terraces of buildings running parallel with Stomp Road.
Galileo Homes hopes that work will begin in the spring.
Owner Tony Carey said: “We are delighted to receive planning permission and hope it will be an enhancement to the area.
“We are now going to proceed with various sketches to work with the council and hope to get started in the spring.”
As part of the planning conditions, all materials chosen by the developer must be approved by the district council to ‘safeguard and enhance the visual amenities of the locality, according to the South Bucks District Local Plan.
Burnham Police Station was built in 1928 and stood on the site for 87 years until it was demolished in March to make way for development.
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