Possible Planning Application for the former Golf Course and Homestead Farm

Possible Planning Application for the former Golf Course and Homestead Farm

Survey by Developer – July & August 2021

In July 2021, a leaflet about the proposed development was delivered to many (but not all) houses in the village, by a company acting on behalf of the developers. It contained a questionnaire to which a large number of residents responded.

The survey closed on 23 August 2021 and we thank everyone who made it clear that they do not want this Green Belt land to be developed.

What’s next?

There will be no new local plan until Buckinghamshire Council’s intended county-wide plan is ready, in about 2024.

As and when any new planning application is submitted, these are the objections we will be making:

  1. There is no justification for release of this Green Belt land. No local plan exists providing for changes to Green Belt boundaries. No ‘very special circumstances’ exist to justify development in the existing Green Belt, as would be required by the National Planning Policy Framework of July 2021
  2. The development would harm the setting of the AONB. The land on the east side of Lodge Lane is within the AONB
  3. There is no viable road access to the proposed development. Both Lodge Lane and Burtons Lane are very unsuitable
  4. Increased traffic from the proposed new housing would cause unacceptable congestion on the A404 which dominates Little Chalfont village centre, and worsen chronic parking problems
  5. The need to protect biodiversity and conserve landscape, including ancient woodland and the dry valley, severely limits possibilities for sustainable development on the site
  6. The proposed development is disproportionate to the present population size and infrastructure of Little Chalfont, which would damage amenity for all residents

 

From the Little Chalfont Coordination Group, acting for the parish council and the Little Chalfont Community Association.