Uplands Planning Sub-Committee Decision, 1 Feb 2016

The application 15/02687/OUT from Blenheim Estates / Pye Homes for the ‘Erection of up to 169 dwellings, with new Doctors’ Surgery’ was considered today (1 Feb 2016) by the WODC Uplands Planning Sub-Committee.

It was unanimously rejected.

The councillors were particularly concerned about the impact on the school, coalescence with Freeland and, although it could not be cited as a reason, the impact on traffic. Details of the grounds for rejection can be viewed here.

Thanks to everyone who turned up – we had a record crowd of 157 villagers!

For those who were unable to attend, the presentations made by the Hanborough Action Group, Hanborough Parish Council and West Waddy (on behalf of Blenheim Estates / Pye Homes) were recorded and can be listened to here:

   Hanborough Action Group

  Hanborough Parish Council

West Waddy, on behalf of Blenheim Estates / Pye Homes

For those who want to hear the announcement of the unanimous verdict against the application, here it is:

The next phase in our battle with developers is the appeal by Blenheim Estates / Pye Homes against WODC unanimous rejection of their applications 14/1234/P/OP and 15/03341/FUL.  This starts at 10am on 16 February 2016 at WODC Offices, Woodgreen.