Campaigners in Stony Stratford are celebrating after winning a four year campaign to block a superstore at Cofferidge Close.
Cofferidge Close is a new town development with a listed frontage on Silver Street. The planning inspector described it as:
An unusually successful intervention into the historic townscape of Stony Stratford… It stands out through its attention to aesthetics and its integration with the historic setting.
Developers were proposing a large supermarket which the Save Cofferidge Close Group said would have “killed-off town trade”. The inspector said the development would be harmful to the character of the Stony Stratford Conservation Area and the setting of the listed buildings in Silver Street.