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Housing boost for Buckinghamshire as council appoints the Hill Group to deliver two developments in High Wycombe

The Hill Group has been selected as delivery partner by Buckinghamshire Council to develop two key housing developments.
Hill Group CGI development - Buckinghamshire

Award-winning housebuilder, The Hill Group, has been selected as delivery partner by Buckinghamshire Council to develop two key housing developments, at Bellfield Road, High Wycombe and Ashwells Field, Tylers Green in an agreement which will deliver over 177 high-quality sustainable new homes for the area.

Hill will redevelop land on Bellfield Road which will transform the site of a disused storage facility into a collection of 68 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. All available through affordable rent, Hill will be finalising a reserved matters planning application for the scheme in the spring.

Plans for Ashwells Field feature a range of over 100 two, three, four, and five-bedroom houses set around landscaped gardens and open communal space, including a children’s play area. The homes at Ashwells Field will include private sale, and a mix of affordable tenures. Working closely with the local community and the planning authority, detailed designs will go to planning in the summer.

“As a leading housebuilder, we are honoured to have been entrusted by Buckinghamshire Council to play a pivotal role in the transformation of two prominent land sites in the High Wycombe area. This is a testament to our commitment to delivering sustainable and thriving communities that align with the needs and aspirations of residents. We wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to shape the future of these sites and create enduring value for the people of High Wycombe. Our teams will collaborate closely with local stakeholders to bring our shared vision for these communities to fruition, and we are confident that together we can make a lasting impact that will benefit generations to come.”

Andy Hill, Group Chief Executive of The Hill Group

“As a council we are committed to supporting our communities and ensuring that there is enough affordable housing across Buckinghamshire that is accessible for our residents. Using land we own at Bellfield as one of the sites, we are committed to building a range of affordable options for renters and buyers across the two developments in High Wycombe. Not only will we work to deliver high quality designs, we are also ensuring that the new homes will be sustainable to run with an enhanced energy performance. We are pleased to work with The Hill Group and are hoping to produce high quality homes that create thriving communities at these two High Wycombe sites.”

John Chilver, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Accessible Housing and Resources

Hill has a proven track record of collaborating with local authorities to transform brownfield and strategic land sites into high-quality, sustainable residential developments. Both the Bellfield Road and Ashwells Field projects will adhere to the Council’s Design Guide and feature designs by renowned architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and landscape architects The Environment Partnership.

The Bellfield Road development will employ modern methods of construction, such as off-site steel frame and bathroom pod fabrication, through Hill’s partner Fusion Steel Framing, to streamline the construction process. Sustainability is a core focus for Hill, and the homes in High Wycombe will boast a range of environmental features, including air source heat pumps, cycle storage to promote active transportation, and electric vehicle charging stations. The Ashwells Field development will also feature a sustainable drainage system, aiming to improve the existing surface water system and ensure even drainage distribution.

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