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Engineering site to make way for housing?

Proposal for the Hamilton's Precision site on Tingewick Road, Buckingham PNL-140730-105632001

Proposal for the Hamilton's Precision site on Tingewick Road, Buckingham PNL-140730-105632001

 

A brownfield site could be redeveloped for housing, under plans outlined on Monday night.

The proposal for 38 flats and 20 houses on the former Hamilton Precision site on Tingewick Road, Buckingham was presented to Buckingham Town Council by Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association (Hightown) and Taylor French Developments Ltd.

Councillors were invited to comment on the plan for a mixed development for affordable rent, shared ownership and private sale.

The charitable housing association, which manages more than 4,000 homes in Bucks, Beds and Herts, aims to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values.

It plans to deliver some 800 new affordable homes over the next two years.

If the plan outlined this week goes ahead, affordable rented homes will be offered through the Bucks Home Choice letting system and shared ownership homes will be offered initially to people with a local connection.

Hightown chief executive David Bogle told the Advertiser: “We would like to develop new affordable homes on this brownfield site to help meet demand from local people, and welcomed the council’s comments on our proposals.”

The Buckingham Society has also been consulted on the initial proposals.

The scheme will be subject to the normal planning consultation process.

Hamilton Precision Ltd declined to comment.

 

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