THE DEMOLITION of a block of 19 garages in favour of three new “affordable” properties with parking spaces has been approved.

Three new houses in place of an existing group of garages off Hearnes Meadow, in Seer Green, Beaconsfield, have been given the green light.

The matter was considered during the East Buckinghamshire Area Planning Committee, on Tuesday, August 25.

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Paradigm Housing sought conditional permission to build on the brownfield site one detached and two semi-detached houses, each with a private rear garden, two off road parking spaces, and bin storage.

There will also be a turning head and a new access point onto Monument Lane.

Some associated landscaping and on-site tree trimming is also proposed, but “a large level of the existing trees are set to be retained”.

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Paradigm described the current garages as “not fit for purpose”.

As part of a Section 106 Agreement, the developer has agreed to make a financial contribution towards Burnham Beeches Special Area of Conservation (SAC), which is within 5.6km of the new build.

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The three new properties are described as a “visual extension” of the surrounding properties and as such “they do not cause a resultant detrimental impact to Hearnes Meadow and the scheme is as such considered to be acceptable,” according to council documents.

Councillor Siddharth Patel called in the application for committee scrutiny.

By close of business, members voted unanimously to permit the three-house development.

Cllr John Gladwin requested that a specific area for waste collection at the access to Hearnes Meadow be made part of the conditional permission.