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Former F1 driver speaks out over Aston Clinton planning application

Former F1 driver speaks out over Aston Clinton planning application

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:44am 31st May 2019.

People living in Aston Clinton have had enough of new houses, as another planning application goes in.

There are proposals to turn a bungalow on London Road into five detached properties.

It's the second planning application that has been submitted for Paddock House, the first was for two detached homes that was refused. 

The plans falls within the protected conservation area of former F1 driver Mark Webber's Grade II listed home.

He is worried it would disrupt the heritage of his house that they have worked very hard to maintain.

But, it could also affect other sites in the area like Anthony Hall and a row of Victorian cottages on London Road.

Mark has spoken to us as the voice for the community to say enough is enough:

"I just frankly don't think it's needed. 

"Yes, a couple borderline but to have five or six jammed in there - I just absolutely do not agree with that.

"I will be very very disappointed and will go as far as I can to make sure that we will not let this happen."

Mark Webber has lived in Aston Clinton for several years

There have been many applications for new homes in Aston Clinton and residents feel like they are being bombarded by developers. 

Mark added:

"I'm talking on behalf of the whole village.

"I think that all of us are trying to be a voice and a voice of consistency across what is acceptable in the area.

"I'm agreeing with lots of other people in the neighbourhood which are objecting to such proposals going forward."

The application was submitted earlier this month and currently has nearly 20 objections.

You can see the full proposals for Paddock house here.

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