Where do you think housing should be?
Have your say on community facilities, shopping and open spaces
READERS can have their say on what sites should be earmarked for new houses over the next 20 years.
A consultation has been launched to ask people what they think should be covered in a new Local Plan, which will run to 2036.
The document will set out a strategy for future development, and identify sites for housing, employment, shopping, community facilities and open space.
It will also set out policies, which will be used to determine future planning applications.
The district council is asking people to suggest sites they feel are suitable for development.
Iver Heath councillor Bill Lidgate said infrastructure needs to be considered.
“Affordable housing is something everyone is keen on, but the real big concern in this area is the road congestion, so any development will have an impact on that.
“We also have a limited number of roads, and only one east to west road. That is never given enough consideration.
“We have to remember 87 per cent of South Bucks is green belt.
“There are brownfield sites that can be developed, like Wilton Park, in Beaconsfield.”
People in the Chalfonts have also raised issues over infrastructure, with plans already in place for developments at Holy Cross, Chalfont St Peter, and Newland Park, in Chalfont St Giles.
SENSE4CSP, an action group ‘opposed to inappropriate development in the village,’ discussed the issue at its meeting on Tuesday.
Chalfont St Peter Parish Council vice chairman John Hatton said it has taken Thames Water “many years to own up” to the inadequate sewers and added a report by Bucks County Council blamed the company.
Mr Hatton said: “I think it’s high time they increased the size of the sewers and brought it up to modern standards.”
Thames Water spokesman Stuart White said: “It doesn’t say in the report our sewers are not adequate but what it does say is there’s a risk of flooding in the short and medium term extreme wet weather events.
“A lot of our sewers were overwhelmed last year but on a day to day basis the sewers work as they should.”
To take part in the consultation over future development go to www.southbucks.gov.uk/haveyoursay