Gar­den Cen­tre sub­mits plans to build next to car park

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Jack­_84_A­bell

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.

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