SEWING THE SEEDS FOR NEW HOMES
Garden Centre submits plans to build next to car park
PLANS have been announced to build nine new homes at a garden centre site in Beaconsfield.
Wyevale Garden Centre in London Road has applied to South Bucks District Council to build nine new houses as well as a new access road to the development on land next to its car park.
If permission is granted for the homes to be built, the garden centre will remain open throughout and it is not expected the business will be affected.
Neighhbours in Beaconsfield have already responded, with two emails being sent to planning consultants Gregory Gray Associates on the subject.
One email from Mr J B Warren said: “I am certain this planning proposal will create a vast amount of local objections, not least for the constant problem we have on the Wattleton Road which is at its peak during the school runs.
“Traffic using the garden centre can, and often does, cause problems backing back onto the A40. Butlers Court Road is at gridlock most days with school traffic which will only get worse should the land be developed. I for one will be objecting to the proposals.”
Another resident objected and asked if the proposals could include a roundabout or traffic lights at the Butlers Court junction in order to improve access to the nearby bus stop.
A design and access statement submitted with the plans by the planning consultants stated the new housing would be high quality and affordable.
It said: “It is located in a sustainable location close to public transport interchanges and town centre services and will contribute towards creating a vibrant local community and, together with the proposed re-arrangement of the existing parking layout, will provide a high quality built environment.”
The plans will be discussed at a future meeting of SBDC’s planning committee.