A “neglected” high street building could be torn down in favour of new flats, a shop, and an office.

Mets Ltd, in Redbourn, has submitted to Bucks Council a planning application for 109 Cambridge Yard, on Chesham High Street.

Plans detail the ‘demolition of the building, and outbuilding to the rear, and the redevelopment of the site through the construction of a two/three-storey building providing one retail, one office and nine residential units’.

Bucks Free Press:

Domesco electrical appliances

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There will be five one-bed, three two-bed, and one three-bed flats, according to council documents.

A single-storey ‘general and cycle storage building’, and a waste and recycling store is also proposed.

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It is understood the ground floor retail space formerly housed Domesco electrical appliances (permanently closed), while the first floor was office space for an accountancy firm.

No car parking is mentioned, although 15 bicycle bays are proposed.

“The current building has been neglected for a number of years, and over recent years has provided a limited contribution to the vitality of the central shopping area,” a planning statement reads.

Planning officers will now decide what becomes of the application.