Vil­lage un­able to cope with 201 new homes

Ob­jec­tions to ap­pli­ca­tion for hous­ing and play area on green belt land

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

In­land Homes, based in Amer­sham, has sub­mit­ted an out­line plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion to Chiltern District Coun­cil to build up to 201 homes and a chil­dren’s play area on land off Stony Lane in Lit­tle Chal­font.

The pro­posed site is in the green belt and Chilterns Area of Out­stand­ing Nat­u­ral Beauty and used by many as an open space for walk­ing.

The ap­pli­ca­tion has raised a lot of lo­cal con­cern and has al­ready at­tracted let­ters of ob­jec­tion.

Che­nies Parish Coun­cil as well as five vil­lagers have writ­ten to Chiltern District Coun­cil ob­ject­ing to the plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for rea­sons in­clud­ing the site be­ing in the green belt as AONB, as well as high­way is­sues and Lit­tle Chal­font’s in­fra­struc­ture not be­ing able to cope with an in­creased pop­u­la­tion.

Clerk at Che­nies Parish Coun­cil Kathryn Le Neve Foster said: “The in­fra­struc­ture of the Lit­tle Chal­font lo­cal area is al­ready un­der stress. Schools are at ca­pac­ity, med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties are at ca­pac­ity, lo­cal roads are worn out, water re­sources are al­ready on the limit with the aquifer over ab­stracted. Fur­ther water de­mand would se­ri­ously im­pact on lo­cal rivers in­clud­ing the River Chess. Park­ing spa­ces for shop­pers in Lit­tle Chal­font are al­ready at a pre­mium.

“We can see no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for this ap­pli­ca­tion and strongly urge the coun­cil to re­ject it.”

Chiltern District Coun­cil­lor for Lit­tle Chal­font Peter Martin has called in the ap­pli­ca­tion to be de­cided by Chiltern District Coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee.

He said: “It’s a big ap­pli­ca­tion and will have sig­nif­i­cant im­pli­ca­tions for the area in ad­vance of our as­sess­ments for the Lo­cal Plan and has al­ready raised a lot of lo­cal con­cern.”

A de­ci­sion is ex­pected to be made by Chiltern District Coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee by July.

Peo­ple have un­til Fri­day, May 20 to write to Chiltern District Coun­cil in sup­port or ob­jec­tion of the app l ica t ion (CH/2016/0672/OA).

Com­ments can be made by vis­it­ing www.chiltern. g ov. u k / v i e wplan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions, email plan­ning@chiltern.gov.uk or write to De­vel­op­ment Con­trol Man­ager, Chiltern District Coun­cil, King Ge­orge V Road, Amer­sham, HP6 5AW.

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