Village unable to cope with 201 new homes
Objections to application for housing and play area on green belt land
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 email@example.com or write to Development Control Manager, Chiltern District Council, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW.