Thursday, 13 February 2014

Winslow plan

Localism threatened as Gladman delays Winslow neighbourhood plan

Last Sunday, I wrote that the withdrawal of the Vale of Aylesbury Plan would threaten the neighbourhood plan for Winslow. I am unhappy to report that the examination of the neighbourhood plan, which was due tomorrow, has now been delayed after a legal objection from Gladman Developments.

Gladman hopes to build housing west and south of Winslow in conflict with the emerging neighbourhood plan and against the failed Vale of Aylesbury Plan. Planning magazine (subscription required) quotes Gladman’s lawyers:

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Aylesbury Vale

Aylesbury planning crisis may hit Winslow

A lack of five year land supply has hit many districts around the country, undermining local planning and leading to many unplanned speculative developments being approved by the planning inspectorate under the presumption in favour of sustainable development. Now it is the turn of Aylesbury Vale to be in the face of a planning storm. After a planning inspector said the number of homes anticipated by the Vale of Aylesbury Plan was too low, and the council had failed in its duty to cooperate, the plan has been withdrawn.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Wycombe District

Consultation on the Wycombe District Local Plan

Wycombe council is to carry out a review of green belt boundaries as it attempts to find enough land for housing. It is aiming to build between 500 and 700 houses a year up until 2031. Currently around 400 homes a year are built.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Milton Keynes

Consultation on Milton Keynes waterside development 

Milton Keynes Council has begun a six-week public consultation on the Campbell Park and Newlands Draft Development Brief. The aim is to provide “high quality urban waterside” neighbourhood. The brief includes plans for high quality energy efficient homes private and social housing, with  accessible green open spaces and leisure facilities. The development will be one of the first phases of a larger community linking around Campbell Park.

Consultation closes February 24.

Location of the three development sites at Campbell Park and Newlands

Saturday, 1 February 2014


Winslow – housing approved and rejected, appeal expected

Aylesbury Vale’s planning committee approved 250 homes on land adjacent to Furze Lane, Winslow. The development is in line with the emerging Winslow neighbourhood plan. The same committee yet again threw out a bid by Gladman developments for more than 200 houses on land at Glebe Farm, off Verney Road.