Hill Group acquires 71 acres to deliver up to 380 new homes in Bucks
Housebuilder The Hill Group has secured 71 acres of land with outline planning for a landmark development in Little Chalfont, south-east Buckinghamshire.
The company acquired the site of a former golf club and neighbouring property from local landowners Biddulph and Homestead (REL) in a deal overseen by CBRE.
It plans to build as many as 380 new low-carbon homes – both affordable and private sale – as well as a primary school, sports and play facilities, community centre, health surgery and local convenience store.
There’s also allocation for a retirement village of up to 100 homes and a care home to accommodate 60 residents.
Properties will feature air-source heat pumps, photovoltaic panels on roofs, and EV charging points to keep carbon emissions low, alongside 10 hectares of suitable alternative natural green space (SANG).
Andy Hill OBE, group chief executive, said: “The acquisition of this stunning site in Little Chalfont represents a unique opportunity to create a vibrant, multi-generational village extension with a comprehensive range of essential community services and amenities.
“Little Chalfont already boasts a strong sense of community, and we’re committed to working closely with residents and other local stakeholders to ensure our development complements and enriches the existing landscape.
“We’re excited to embark on this journey and we look forward to bringing this new development vision to life.”
Hill will submit a series of reserved matters planning applications for the development by Autumn 2024.
Work is set to begin in Spring 2025, with plans to complete the build phase by early- to mid-2031.
Jasper Masters, executive director at CBRE, added: “After acting for our clients through the successful Planning Appeal, CBRE marketed the site during the summer months to a UK and overseas audience and had substantial interest from housebuilders, developers, funds, and global capital.
“This is an exemplar deal which will act as a bellwether of the residential land market, as well as being a testament to the foresight of our landowner clients over many years.
“The transaction is evidence that even in a more challenging market, there remains a flight to quality for top sites.”