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Another development plan causes controversy in Aston Clinton

Seven new homes are seven too many for people living in the village.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:00am 21st June 2020. 3-minute read.

Another development plan causes controversy in Aston Clinton

Aston Clinton is facing another housing development, but after villagers agreed on their neighbourhood plan they're not happy.

Seven more homes doesn't sound like much, but when over 600 new houses have either been built, are under construction or have planning permission, people in the village say that is enough.

They voted for their Neighbourhood Plan, which is supposed to protect them from any unwanted development.

In it, only extra sites of up to five homes might be considered, if they are on existing developed or unused land.

The Parish Council have written to planning officers to say they are not impressed with their reports which seem to show approval could be granted.

Planning - Housing

Campaigners who've fought extra building in the village say they were promised there would be no need for any more housing.

SHAVE, the campaign group, said in a letter to the Council:

"From looking at the Officers reports of February, March and June  to the Committee it would seem that somebody is intent on getting this approved at all costs.  

"You only have to look at the wording used and it seems that the VALP and our ACNP is being totally disregarded."

They are also asking why it seems this build off Aylesbury Road looks likely to go ahead.

Warren Whyte, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Enforcement, said:   

"I appreciate that this is a controversial application, which is why it is going forward to committee for consideration.

"The application is to be considered at the Central Buckinghamshire Area Panning Committee on Thursday 25th June 2020. The virtual Committee meeting is to start at 6.30pm and will be webcast for all interested parties, should they wish, to observe the proceedings.

"The officers' report sets out the position and this will be fully considered by the committee. The views of the Parish Council and residents will be taken into account and they will be provided the opportunity to speak at the meeting, should they wish. 

"To view the meeting go to: https://buckinghamshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/491509

"If a person wishes to address the meeting they should contact democracy@buckinghamshire.gov.uk."

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