Deanfield Homes hopes to see the first residents at its proposed new scheme at Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge School, Sonning Common in 2024.

The house builder, along with the school, have applied for full planning permission to build 50 homes on a 2.5-hectare site which was formerly playing fields. The scheme will be made up of 20 affordable homes and 30 which are private.

A breakdown of the scheme, to be known as Deanfield Lea, reveals

Of the 20 affordable homes there are:

  • Five one-bedroom apartments
  • Four two-bedroom apartments
  • Six two-bedroom houses
  • Five three-bedroom houses

Of the 30 private homes there are:

  • Five two-bedroom houses
  • 16 three-bedroom houses
  • Nine four-bedroom houses

Andrew Harvey, land director for Deanfield Homes, said: “We are delighted to have submitted a planning application for Deanfield Lea which will bring modern, energy efficient homes to the popular and well-situated village of Sonning Common.

“Our proposal is to bring character new build homes to the local area while enabling significant investment in local education. We expect a planning decision in the spring of 2023 and hope to welcome our first residents in the summer of 2024.”


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