Coun­cil de­fers plan to build block of flats

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PLANS to de­mol­ish a house in Bea­cons­field and build a block of five flats in its place have been de­ferred by the coun­cil, as a con­sul­ta­tion into the de­vel­op­ment is still on­go­ing.

South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil’s (SBDC) plan­ning com­mit­tee met on Oc­to­ber 10 to dis­cuss the pro­pos­als to de­mol­ish 70 Led­bor­ough Lane and build a 2.5-storey apart­ment block in its place.

Coun­cil­lors raised con­cerns the 21-day con­sul­ta­tion invit­ing res­i­dents to com­ment on the plans is not due to fin­ish un­til Oc­to­ber 24, so called for the fi­nal de­ci­sion to be de­layed un­til the next plan­ning com­mit­tee meet­ing.

Coun­cil­lor Trevor Egle­ton said: “I do have a con­cern that we are mak­ing a de­ci­sion with­out the results of the con­sul­ta­tion.

“I think it has been said that we re­ally ought to not del­e­gate, but come back when the con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod is over.”

The block would be made up of four two-bed­room and one three bed­room flats, as well as a base­ment for park­ing.

SBDC re­ceived nine let­ters of ob­jec­tion to the plans, in­clud­ing crit­i­cisms re­gard­ing the “over­bear­ing” na­ture of the de­vel­op­ment, a lack of af­ford­able hous­ing and the loss of pro­tected trees.

The ap­pli­ca­tion will be de­cided at the next plan­ning com­mit­tee meet­ing on Novem­ber 2.

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