DEVELOPERS have provided a major update into plans for 380 homes, a new school and a retirement village in Little Chalfont.

The Hill Group has confirmed the acquisition of a 71-acre plot known to be Little Chalfont Park in Homestead Farm. 

The land was bought from two local landowner organisations - Biddulph (Buckinghamshire) Ltd and Homestead (REL) Ltd.

CBRE, an international real estate service company, facilitated the sale.

The former golf club site in Little Chalfont will become the home of a landmark development, christened Little Chalfont Park.

The ambitious plans include the construction of up to 380 'low-carbon' houses, a single-form entry primary school, sports facilities, a retirement village, a care home, a community centre, a health surgery and a local convenience store.

The new settlement aims to provide a range of living options for families.

Plans indicate that the development will include 152 affordable homes, 80 of which are designated for affordable rent.

Other affordable living options include 34 shared ownership properties and 38 discounted one-bedroom first homes.

The development will also feature 100 homes as part of a retirement village, a 60-person care home, and 15 custom-built plots.

The Hill Group hopes to deliver a 'sustainable living environment that is innovatively gas-free'.

Each property will be equipped with energy-efficient technologies to reduce carbon emissions, such as air-source heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, and electric vehicle charging points.

Water efficiency will be a key aspect too, with all homes designed to consume no more than 100 litres per person per day.

Andy Hill OBE, group chief executive of The Hill Group, said: "At Hill, we're committed to building not just homes, but thriving communities where people of all ages love to live.

"The acquisition of this stunning site in Little Chalfont represents a unique opportunity to do just that, creating a vibrant, multi-generational village extension with a comprehensive range of essential community services and amenities woven into the fabric of the local area."

Jasper Masters, executive director at CBRE said: "Little Chalfont Park is regarded by many in the industry as the best housing development site to transact in the UK in 2023.

"It's an exemplar deal which will act as a bellwether of the residential land market, as well as being a testament to the foresight of our landowner clients over many years."

Further plans include bolstering the site's biodiversity by planting more trees, preserving ancient woodlands and creating green spaces for residents.

The Hill Group promises to develop various parks, play areas, allotments, and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

As part of the plan, Hill Group will be creating a pedestrian and cycle path to nearby Oakington Avenue, offering a 5-minute walk to Chalfont and Latimer Train Station.

The overall build phase is planned to commence in the spring of 2025, with a projected six-year completion timeline.

The Hill Group expects the development to be finalized by spring/summer 2031.