Henley on Thames: Sites identified for Development

19 / 02 / 2015

Henley on Thames:  Sites identified for Development

Representations by Haslams Chartered Surveyors on behalf of clients has resulted in two sites in Henley being allocated for residential development in the Pre-submission Neighbourhood Plan which is currently being prepared by the Joint Henley and Harpsden Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.

Neither site was identified for development initially by the Working Group but, following our representations, the Working Group decided that the two sites were suitable for residential development and would help to deliver the land required for the 450 dwellings that Henley has been asked to find by the Local Planning Authority. The two sites are:

  • Land off Deanfield Avenue in Henley on Thames owned by our clients Henley College and the Trustees of The Thamesfield Youth Association. This site (0.61 acres) is in the process of being marketed and, with the closing date for offers having just passed, our clients are now considering various offers for the site. For your information sales particulars for the site can be viewed here
  • Land at the junction of Greys Road and King James’s Way comprising some 0.69 acres and currently occupied by 19,000 square feet of commercial premises.

Haslams’s Partner Steven Smith commented: “…with localism playing an increasingly important role in determining whether or not certain sites should be released for development, it is important to ensure that land owners are aware these days that sites with significant development potential must be promoted for development through both the Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan process. Unless there are exceptional circumstances it is probably prudent to no longer rely upon submitting a planning application on a site thought suitable for development unless it is in the process of being allocated or already allocated for development by that Local Planning Authority through its emerging development plan”.

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