King George V Playing Field Land Swap
The story so far
In November 2016 Chiltern District Council undertook a public consultation to replace the Chiltern Pools and community buildings with a purpose built centre. Whilst supported by over 80% of the 2,386 responses, a number of key concerns were raised by the public. These included retaining the historic barns, re-providing the pre-school nursery, library and community hall, ensuring disabled access to the community facilities and increasing car parking provision. Chiltern District Council has sought to address these points and is interested to know if the revised vision provides an appropriate solution to replacing the ageing Chiltern Pools and 1960's community buildings.
The next steps
To enable the community buildings to operate during any development, the new concept would need to be built on the library and car park areas opposite the Council Offices. This requires a small portion of the King George V playing field to be developed but in return Chiltern District Council would protect in perpetuity the green area in the middle of Woodside Close and develop more green space adjacent to the historic barn buildings. The green in Woodside Close would be transferred to Amersham Town Council through Fields in Trust, a charity which protects open spaces by having a veto over future development on that land.
Both Chiltern District Council and Amersham Town Council have now completed this consultation which is detailed in the Land Swap section below.
Land Swap Consultation
The land swap consultation took place between 1 September - 2 October. The results are on the Consultation Results section
Where can I find more information about the land swap?
- Amersham Town Council Newsletter
To ensure you have the full picture/story we have arranged for a five-page article -
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Chiltern Life Centre fly-through
Take a look at the animated fly-through which shows how the new centre could look.
- Site Plans