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Planning Submitted for 50 New Homes in Sonning Common

August 4, 2022In Uncategorized2 Minutes

Regional housebuilder Deanfield Homes is looking to grow its presence in Oxfordshire with a proposal for a collection of fifty new homes in the thriving village of Sonning Common.

Deanfield Homes has submitted a detailed planning application to South Oxfordshire District Council for Deanfield Lea, a development of 30 private and 20 affordable homes set amongst green open space and enhanced landscaping. The site is located adjacent to Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge school and, if given the go-ahead, will trigger much-needed investment in the school, including improved sports facilities.

Sonning Common is a vibrant village set amongst the South Oxfordshire countryside, just five miles from both Henley-on-Thames and Reading. The village offers a range of  local amenities including pubs and restaurants, shops and sports clubs, including tennis, cricket and golf. Millennium Green is perfect for family walks, picnics and bike rides, whilst Memorial Park offers a Multi-Use Games Area and playing field.

There is also a great sense of community, with a village hall, library, garden centre and health centre and for young families, the village offers local education from pre-school through to secondary.

A wider range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities can also be found in the surrounding villages and in Reading and the beautiful riverside town of Henley-on-Thames.

Ideal for commuters, Reading is a short drive from Sonning Common with frequent rail services into London Paddington in under 30 minutes.

Andrew Harvey, Land Director at Deanfield Homes, comments: “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.”