In July 2021 we advised that, following a Public Inquiry, planning permission had been granted for the Salden Chase Highways Application (Ref:15/00619/FUL).
We regret to further advise that Buckinghamshire Council has, following that decision, now approved outline permission for the development of 1855 new homes on land adjacent to West Bletchley.
At its last Full Council meeting West Bletchley Council re-stated its long-term opposition to the development of Salden Chase and in doing so noted that this planning permission will lead to significant long term traffic problems on the Buckingham Road and A421. Members of West Bletchley Council registered concerns regarding the danger of Hamilton Lane becoming an access route to the new development. The Council also noted that the development would put pressure on both local schools and medical services.
In response West Bletchley Council has agreed to try and minimise the adverse development of Salden Chase on West Bletchley by writing to the Secretary of State for Transport to secure funding for a Southern bypass.
Further actions agreed in respect of this matter include:
- Working with Buckinghamshire Council, Milton Keynes Council, and the developers to ensure there is no road, including works access, from the Racecourses estate into Salden Chase via Hamilton Lane or any other route.
- Asking the planning authority and the developers to provide 20 per cent of the new housing as social rent and 15 per cent as affordable rent or shared ownership.
- Requesting that the developer build a new primary school at the commencement of new housing being built and that a new GP practice be built at the earliest stage of development, be that a new practice or possibly part of the Whaddon Medical Centre practice.
- Lobbying to ensure that the required infrastructure is in place prior to the commencement of the house building.
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