Planning permission granted for Roussillon Barracks development
Published date : 15 March 2011
Planning permission has been granted for a 252 home redevelopment of the former Roussillon Barracks site, in Chichester, West Sussex.
The project, led by sustainable developer Zero C and in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), has now received detailed planning permission from Chichester District Council.
The council had resolved to approve the scheme in November 2010, subject to agreeing and signing a Section 106 legal agreement. This agreement is now in place and will ensure that 40% of the new homes will be of affordable tenure, as well as securing financial contributions from the developer towards local schools and infrastructure. The agreement also included mitigation measures of any impact on the Chichester Harbour SPA.
Hugo Reeve, director at Zero C, said: "We are delighted to now be in a position to actually deliver a high quality and sustainable new neighbourhood, which will reconnect a previously closed area back into the surrounding community, whilst respecting its military and local heritage."
The site was originally taken to market by the HCA in March 2008, seeking a developer to deliver a high quality, predominantly residential, new estate. Low carbon homes specialists Zero C were announced as the development partner in November 2009.
Ken Glendinning, head of area for Surrey and Sussex at the HCA, said: "We have worked closely with Zero C to develop a redundant military site in the heart of Chichester that respects the history of the town and the Barracks. However it also looks to the future, transforming a brownfield site into a new development of the highest environmental quality and standards."
The first phase of construction is anticipated to be for 50 homes, located in the north-west corner of the site off Broyle road, behind the existing Keep that houses the Army Careers Centre.
Demolition and early preparatory works within this part will commence this month, with construction works due to start in early June.
Details of construction activity will be updated on the website, www.roussillonpark.co.uk .
The first phase is forecast to contain 39 two, three and four bedroom houses and 11 apartments, many overlooking the large existing green that was formally the parade ground.
Completion of the first homes is anticipated for spring 2012, and marketing should formally commence by September 2011. Early sales enquiries and registration can be made through the website, www.roussillonpark.co.uk .
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