Chase New Homes has now submitted its planning application at the former Friends School. In addition to housing the scheme will provide an extensive range of community facilities, including new swimming pool changing-room facilities, upgrade and re-provision of the existing swimming pool, artificial grass pitches, a new two-storey sports pavilion, a forest school, multi-use games area and other areas for informal play.
The scheme will be a spacious arrangement of housing that blends harmoniously into its surroundings and also respects the setting of the original main school building. All trees on the boundaries will be maintained and enhanced with additional planting to retain the site’s verdant character.
40% of the scheme will be designated as affordable housing with a range of properties to allow local people to get onto the property ladder.