New affordable homes in
Chalfont St Giles
Paradigm Housing Group, a local housing association that currently owns and manages over 180 homes in Chalfont St Giles, is proposing to build new affordable homes in the village. The homes would be reserved for people with a local connection to Chalfont St Giles.
We have taken time to consider Buckinghamshire Council’s decision to refuse our application for new affordable homes on Land off High View in Chalfont St Giles.
After careful review, we have now submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
It remains our firm view that there is a clear and identified need for this amount and mix of new affordable homes in Chalfont St Giles. These homes would help local people who are struggling to rent or buy a home in an area where prices far exceed national and regional averages, and so are largely out of reach for many in terms of monthly incomes.
We look forward to the Planning Inspectorate reviewing our application against local and national planning policies.
Paradigm Housing Group has submitted a planning application for a Rural Exception Site at Land off High View, Chalfont St Giles. A Rural Exception Site is a specific type of planning application which requires a significant majority of the new homes to be affordable and reserved for people who can demonstrate a local connection to Chalfont St Giles.
The proposals would deliver 42 new high-quality affordable homes for local people, including a mix of house and tenure types to meet a range of needs.
Housing need survey
A Housing Need Survey was carried out in 2019 by arc4, on behalf of Paradigm. The survey was designed to inform our proposals for the site, whilst also allowing us to build on our understanding of the wider housing market and the need for affordable homes in Chalfont St Giles.
The survey was sent to all residential addresses within the parish of Chalfont St Giles at the start of July, providing an opportunity for residents to have their say and influence housebuilding in the area.
Who we are
We were established 30 years ago as Chiltern Hundreds Housing Association and received the UK’s first-ever large scale voluntary transfer of local houses from Chiltern District Council.
Since then, we have grown from the original 4,635 properties into one of the South East’s leading housing providers, managing almost 15,000 homes across 34 different local authorities.
Our goal is to provide affordable homes to those who cannot afford to buy or rent on the open market. As a charitable organisation, the surplus we make is ploughed back into building new homes – our Corporate Plan sets out our intention to build 600 new homes a year for rent and sale.