Aylesbury's Sloane House building development delay explained

The site was voted as one of the buildings in Aylesbury that they would most like to see pulled down.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:01 am
Updated Thursday, 18th March 2021, 9:04 am
Wow - doesn't that look better!

Sloane House has been vacant for more than 15 years, and the lack of maintenance and repair has taken its toll on the building.

The current building is in a state of disrepair and is an eyesore which is detrimental to the character of the area.

The developers are looking to add a third floor to the property, which will add an additional 10 one and two bedroom flats.

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The building has become a huge eyesore, right in the middle of town.

There was a hold up because of disagreements with the developers and the council over external alterations to the façade.

The developers have submitted an application for 52 residential flats, which could be started now, according to Buckinghamshire Council s planning department.

However they want to add a further 10 flats to the 52 already submitted.

This has become a point of contention between the Buckinghamshire Council and developer.

Not a great look.

Buckinghamshire Council's Planning Team said:

"The planning application (20/02795/APP) for the addition of a 3rd floor on top of the present building comprising an additional 10 units of accommodation formed by 1 and 2 bedroom flats and external alterations to the façade was taken to appeal by the developers because the Council were unable to determine the application within planning application time limits.

"The developers have already secured consent to convert the building under Permitted Development to create 52 residential flats, and this could be delivered now.

"However, the developer is seeking to secure more units over and above that already consented through further building extensions."

The architect's plans

Oakmont Homes, who are the developers have been contacted for comment. We will update this when they respond.