Prior to Developer Submitting a Planning Application
COORDINATION GROUP RESPONSE TO THE ‘SCOPING OPINION’ REQUEST BY THE DEVELOPER
The Coordination Group has prepared a response to the scoping paper mentioned below. This response is available by clicking here. There is no need for individual responses at this time.
PROPOSAL TO BUILD ON OUR GREEN BELT: SEE MORE DETAILS FROM THE DEVELOPERS IN THEIR APPLICATION FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL ‘SCOPING OPINION’
The developers who want to build on the Green Belt at the former golf course and Homestead Farm have now applied for a ‘scoping opinion’ from Bucks Council – they are seeking advice on what they should cover in environmental evidence with their planning application in the autumn.
The report’s introduction summarises the plan as follows:
“It is envisaged that the redevelopment would comprise the demolition of existing buildings on the site and construction of:
- up to 380 homes (including 40% Affordable Units)
- 100 unit Retirement Village (Use Class C2/C3 – ‘Housing for Older People’)
- 60 bed Care Home (Use Class C2 – ‘Care Home’)
- Safeguarded land for a 1FE Primary School/ Primary School Expansion with nursery
- Community Centre (possibly including retail use, flexible office space, satellite GP surgery) and,
- New public parkland”
The long report contains a great deal of information about the landscape, ecology and biodiversity of the site, and some information on the proposed buildings.
You can access the report on the Buckinghamshire Council planning website: https://pa.chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk/online-applications
You will need to cut and paste this reference – PL/21/3073/EIASO – into the Search field, and then select the ‘Documents’ tab, where you can view the document by clicking on the icon to the right of the ‘Additional Information’ item.