Woburn Sands & District Society | 08 January 2008

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18/03/2008 - Wavendon Gateway Framework proposal and Planning Applications were refused at the meeting of MK Partnerships Planning Committee held on the 18th March 2008

BACKGROUND

In June 2005, Messrs Gallagher Estates, Taylor Woodrow, and Berkeley Strategic held what was called a Community Planning Weekend for the local community of Wavendon to participate in their plans for the land south of the A421 at Glebe Farm and Eagle Farm and the golf centre. In December 2006 and January 2007, the developers held an exhibition on their Proposed Wavendon Gateway Development Framework produced by Halcrow on their behalf. This was later described in their planning application as consultation in accordance with the councilís normal framework. The Society made representation at that time to the developers, which was not included in their report of the ďconsultationĒ. See Representation and Document Library.

In March 2007, Messrs Gallagher Estates and Taylor Woodrow submitted two separate outline planning applications in respect of Glebe Farm, and Eagle Farm. Followed by Messrs Berkeley Strategic submitting a third application in June 2007 in respect of the 9 hole Golf course and centre and adjoining land. Whilst these applications were made separately, they were clearly all linked to one development proposal. It was unclear why three separate applications were made. The developers were proposing that their Wavendon Gateway Framework, would be accepted by the Council as a Local Development Framework for the area. Details of the applications can be found at:
http://www.miltonkeynespartnership.info/development_control/land_adjoining_the_A421.php

Neeedless to say there was considerable opposition to the developerís proposal. The majority of land at Glebe Farm and Eagle Farm were designated under MK Councilís agreed local plan as Strategic Reserve areas, to act as the first area of search to meet possible need for development that could not be accommodated elsewhere post 2011. The land at and adjoining the golf centre was designated open countryside and not for housing development under Policy S10. The Society made strong representation again in respect of all three applications. See Representation and Document Library .

WHERE WE ARE NOW

At the Milton Keynes Partnership Planning Committee held on the 18th March 2008, all three planning applications were refused.



News Keywords: Wavendon Gateway Framework Land South of the A421

Areas Covered include: Woburn Sands, Aspley Guise, Aspley Heath, the Brickhills, Husborne Crawley, Salford, Wavendon and Woburn
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