Housing remains preferred use for abandoned building

Ringwood House, Walton Street, Aylesbury.
Ringwood House, Walton Street, Aylesbury.
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Ringwood House in Walton Street has become a run-down grot spot, with graffiti on many of the walls, broken windows and rubbish around the site, which backs onto Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court.

A planning application to build homes on the site was refused in 2007 but it is still considered the most likely option for its future.

It is currently owned by the COIF Charities Property Fund, which invests in a mix of commercial properties across the UK.

The managing agent for the property is BNP Paribas. A spokesman for BNP said: “Following the previous refusal there are issues that need to be addressed for it to come forward as residential.

“That scheme is currently being reviewed.

“Depending on the feasibility it will be up to the owner to decide whether to take it forward.”

The site is the latest to be highlighted by The Bucks Herald’s grot spot campaign, which launched at the start of this year.

Since then, members of the community have come out in force to do their bit to help tidy up Aylesbury.

There have also been pledges from public bodies to clean up sites they are responsible for, some of which have now been sorted and some which still need taking care of.

The Herald is always looking for new grot spots to be highlighted as part of the campaign and welcomes any suggestions you have.