Phil Yerby, HFAG chairman, said: “This was a real community effort and it is an absolutely fantastic victory for the people of Aylesbury who got together and gave their hard earned money to fight it. The inspector has listened to what the people said and I congratulate him for that…However, he warned that the report gives ‘encouragement’ to developers The Hampden Fields Consortium, which has six weeks to appeal the decision.”
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Bucks Herald: Eric Pickles finally moves to revoke South East Plan which imposed 26,000 new homes on Vale
“The move has long been expected and paves the way for the district council’s Vale of Aylesbury Plan. This sets a minimum target of building 6,000 new homes and creating 6,000 new jobs across the district by 2031. Despite this, two of the Vale’s biggest pending housing applications, for Fleet Marston and Hampden Fields, have […]
“Angry residents against proposals for thousands of new homes delivered almost 4,500 objections to council offices in a tipper truck”. “The roads, hospitals and schools are full. There is no proven need for this housing development, it’s driven by greed not need.” Original story from Bucks Herald here.
Following the a campaign against the Hampden Fields revised development plans, with strong public support in Aylesbury, Weston Turville, Aston Clinton and Wendover, Hampden Fields Action Group and its supporters rally together outside of Aylesbury Vale District Council offices to ‘handover’ 4379 objections to the AVDC Development Control Manager, Jim Cannel. BBC news clip on […]
“Aylesbury MP David Lidington has written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary objecting to an attempt to sidestep the district council over plans for 3,000 homes on the edge of town.” Full article here: http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/local-news/aylesbury-mp-steps-in-over-3-000-homes-appeal-1-4636572
Bucks Herald: ‘They’re trying to get it in through the back door’: Developers bypass council and go to Government for decision on 3,000 new homes on edge of Aylesbury
“The consortium behind plans for 3,000 homes near Aylesbury has sidelined the district council in a bid to get them considered alongside another application.
An application to build between Bedgrove and Weston Turville was being considered by Aylesbury Vale District Council, but the Government is now being asked to make the decision.
The Hampden Fields consortium has submitted an appeal so it can be considered at the same time as plans for 2,750 houses in Fleet Marston. Opponents of the scheme described the move as a part of a ‘cynical game’.”