COUNCILLORS have expressed their support for a housing association’s £40 million plans to knock down the abandoned Castlefield star blocks and replace them with 188 homes.

Red Kite showed off the plans to residents on Monday, June 17.

They are hoping for planning permission to build the homes off of Pettifer Way and Chairborough Road in High Wycombe.

The event, held at the development site, was also attended by district and county councillors who unanimously supported the scheme.

Cllr Mohammed Hanif (Oakridge and Castlefield) said: “We are excited with what is being proposed and looking forward to the completion of this development.

“The whole area needs something, we just want it to be approved and the sooner the better.”

Ninety-three per cent of people who attended said they supported the project and thought it would bring a positive change to the area.

View the plans at and use planning reference 19/05142/FUL.