Inland Homes set to deliver new community facilities and complete A355 Relief Road in parallel

September 16, 2021

Beaconsfield is set to benefit from a new community hub, café, purpose-built premises for First Place Nursery and two hectares of parkland in as little as nine months, thanks to Inland Homes.

The brownfield developer is to submit a detailed planning application this month to get the go-ahead for the early delivery of these facilities at Wilton Park. The plans have already been approved in principle as part of the outline consent granted for the site in 2019.

In parallel, the company is also pressing ahead with site enabling work for the long-awaited A355 Relief Road. Demolition strip-out work of the vacant buildings on the road route is underway, with the major work to begin in the next few weeks. This work will enable construction to begin quickly on receipt of approval of the road design, the plans for which were submitted to the Council in early 2021. If approval is granted imminently, Inland Homes is set to complete the Relief Road in spring 2022.

The delivery of this vital infrastructure is part of Inland Homes’ commitment to delivering not just new homes at Wilton Park, but a thriving, sustainable community. As part of the outline approval granted for Wilton Park, Inland Homes originally planned to deliver the community facilities within later phases of the development. Recognising the benefit its early delivery will bring to residents across Beaconsfield, it is now seeking approval to deliver these facilities early. The early delivery will also support Inland Homes in completing the long-awaited Relief Road.

Chief Executive Officer Stephen Wicks said:

“Our investment goes beyond the delivery of new homes at Wilton Park - as needed as they are. We want to bring lasting value to Beaconsfield and our latest application for the early delivery of these important community facilities will see us deliver on this commitment.

“The community hub, parkland, café and new facilities for First Place Nursery will bring Wilton Park to life and make it a thriving community which everyone can enjoy and a place that residents will be proud to call home.

“I am sure it will be welcome news also that demolition strip-out work to support the delivery of the Relief Road has now begun. While our detailed design drawings for the Relief Road still rest with Council, we know how important the road’s completion is and the positive impact it will have on the town. With this in mind, we are pleased to be pressing ahead with its delivery and subject to Council approval being received in the near future, anticipate the road will be complete in spring 2022.”

Inland Homes received the go-ahead for a new community at Wilton Park in 2019, with outline approval granted for 304 new homes, plus 46 retained homes. The development will not only deliver 350 much-needed homes but also community facilities and infrastructure that will bring lasting benefits to the local area. Bewley Homes began construction of the first 147 homes in spring 2021 following receipt of detailed planning approval for these first two phases.

This latest application seeks detailed planning approval for:

  • New community hub for both residents and the wider Beaconsfield community
  • New café within the parkland providing employment opportunity and a boost to the local economy
  • Purpose built facilities for First Place Nursery with capacity for 74 children to accommodate local demand
  • Two hectares of parkland for the whole community to enjoy
  • Pedestrian and cycle links providing connections across the parkland
  • Two play areas for children (0-4 years and 4 years+) with additional trim trail
  • Increased biodiversity within the parkland, with focused habitat areas to create meadows alongside wet and damp marginal zones, and an additional 140 trees planted
  • Preservation and showcasing of Wilton Park’s unique heritage

The planning application will be available to view on the Council’s website once submitted and validated.

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