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Planning committee refuses outline planning application for Green Belt development

Posted 21 April 2022

The Strategic Sites Planning Committee today unanimously refused the recent application to develop on our Green Belt, supporting their Case Officer’s recommendation.

A number of local residents attended the meeting to support representatives of the Parish Council and Community Association.

We wait to see what the developer decides to do next.

Update: new documents relating to planning application do not require individual responses

Posted 6 March 2022

We have reviewed the documents recently added to the developer’s submission and consider that no further action is needed by residents. We are preparing a joint Parish Council and Community Association response and will publish this on the Planning Application page on 10 March.

Developer submits new documents relating to their planning application

Posted 11 February 2022

Bucks Council has this week notified residents who commented on the recent planning application that the developer has added some new documents to its submission.

We are currently working our way through them and will let you know whether any action is needed, as soon as we finish this process – watch this space…

Strong objection submitted by our Parish Council and Community Association

Posted 19 January 2022

A comprehensive and strong joint objection was lodged today by the Little Chalfont Parish Council and Little Chalfont Community Association. Supported by professional reports, it counters the many claims and impressions put forward by the developers and asks that the application be refused.

Click here for more detail.

Over 1000 residents sent in comments to the Planning Department of Buckinghamshire Council that recorded their own objections, with very few registering support.

Closing date extended

Posted 14 January 2022

Bucks Council has extended the closing date for submitting comments on the planning application to 11.59pm on Thursday 20 January 2022.

Coordination Group Issues Statement on Developer’s Latest Letter

Posted 4 January 2022

The Coordination Group, acting on behalf of the Parish Council and Community Association, has issued a statement in response to a letter from the directors of the development company, which was addressed to the community and recently delivered to residents.

Our statement can be read here.

Developer Submits Outline Planning Application

Posted 24 December 2021

A developer has submitted an Outline Planning Application to Buckinghamshire Council under planning reference number PL/21/4632/OA.

A large number of documents accompany the application, these are being reviewed by the Parish Council and Community Association’s Coordination Group. A leaflet giving guidance on responding has been delivered around the village.

The closing date for resident’s comments is 14 January 2021.

For further information, please click here.

Developer Leaflet – Responses Now Closed

Posted 26 August 2021

Thank you to everyone who responded to the developer’s recent leaflet drop by letting them know that we are against their proposals.

No planning application has been submitted.

A selection of documents is available on the Buckinghamshire Council website that provide more information on the developer’s intentions – they can be accessed from this website, clicking here will take you to the relevant page.

We will keep this website updated with any changes as we learn of them.

Joint Statement from our Buckinghamshire Councillors

Posted 9 August 2021

The following statement was released by our county councillors last week in response to the recent leaflet drop:

“LEAFLET DISTRIBUTED BY DEVELOPER IN LITTLE CHALFONT

As the Buckinghamshire Councillors representing Little Chalfont, we are concerned to see that a developer is proposing to build a large housing estate on Green Belt land to the south of the Metropolitan Railway line between Lodge Lane and Burtons Lane.
This area includes the former Golf Course and Homestead Farm and forms a key part of the Green Belt surrounding our village.

Any release of Green Belt has to demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’. We do not believe that such circumstances have been shown and that such a development severely risks undermining the local Green Belt and also the setting of the surrounding Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which thousands of our residents cherish and enjoy.

We will also oppose this attempt to pre-empt the new Local Plan.

As your local Councillors we will ensure that the voice of the community is heard loud and clear and we stand ready to scrutinise this application should it be submitted.

Caroline Jones – Buckinghamshire Councillor for Little Chalfont and Amersham Common
Rachael Matthews – Buckinghamshire Councillor for Little Chalfont and Amersham Common
Martin Tett – Buckinghamshire Councillor for Little Chalfont and Amersham Common
Joseph Baum – Buckinghamshire Councillor for Chess Valley
Emily Culverhouse – Buckinghamshire Councillor for Chess Valley
Gareth Williams – Buckinghamshire Councillor for Chess Valley”

Don’t Let Them Take Our Green Belt!

Posted 4 August 2021

If you have received a leaflet from a company planning to build in Little Chalfont’s Green Belt on the former golf course and Homestead Farm, please click here for more detail.

July 2021 Leaflet Drop

Posted 28 July 2021

We are aware of the leaflet being posted through local doors this week and are considering what advice we should give. In the meantime, we suggest you do nothing (which may well turn out to be our advice!).

There is currently no proposal by Buckinghamshire Council, our planning authority, to change Green Belt boundaries, and our position strongly opposing the release of Little Chalfont’s Green Belt for development is unchanged.

Please keep an eye on this site for further updates from the Coordination Group.