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Bucks Herald: Hampden Fields falls down on gyratory scheme but otherwise has ‘substantial benefits’

February 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | 1 Comment »

Bucks Herald: Hampden Fields falls down on gyratory scheme but otherwise has ‘substantial benefits’

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.”

Bucks Herald: Appeals for 5,800 homes near Aylesbury DISMISSED

February 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

Bucks Herald: Appeals for 5,800 homes near Aylesbury DISMISSED

Government planning inspector David Rose’s decision … published [on 27 January 2015], recommended the appeals be dismissed and the report said Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government, agreed with the decision.

Bucks Herald: More traffic lights and gyratory to partially close if Aylesbury gets extra homes

November 4th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | 4 Comments »

Bucks Herald: More traffic lights and gyratory to partially close if Aylesbury gets extra homes

Bucks County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council withdraws transport objections. Changes to the gyratory at Walton St north and south were also submitted at this late stage. HFAG: it was wrong for such significant changes to be introduced without any public consultation on the plans.

Bucks Herald: The black hole? Aylesbury’s housing growth explained

March 14th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

Bucks Herald: The black hole? Aylesbury’s housing growth explained

The article sums up Aylesbury’s housing planning predicament. John Byrne, heading of planning at Aylesbury Vale District Council comments the situation on affirms the significance of the Vale of Aylesbury Plan.

Bucks Herald: Eric Pickles finally moves to revoke South East Plan which imposed 26,000 new homes on Vale

February 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

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 […]

Bucks Herald: Objections by the truckload

February 19th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

Bucks Herald: Objections by the truckload

“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.

BBC South Today Covers Objections Handover Fri 8 Feb 2013

February 19th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

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 […]

Bucks Herald: Aylesbury MP steps in over 3,000 homes appeal

January 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

Bucks Herald: Aylesbury MP steps in over 3,000 homes appeal

“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 – Aylesbury Vale falls 17 places in list of best areas to live, below Wycombe, but is still better than Milton Keynes

January 6th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | Leave A Comment »

Bucks Herald – Aylesbury Vale falls 17 places in list of best areas to live, below Wycombe, but is still better than Milton Keynes

“Aylesbury Vale is now a less desirable place to live than Wycombe district, having previously been rated the best place to live in Bucks, according to a new survey.

The district came 37th in the Halifax 2012 Quality of Life Survey, having spent the previous six years in the top 15.”

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

December 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Latest media coverage | 2 Comments »

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’.”


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