At its meeting held on 7th November 2019 Milton Keynes Council formally considered the Salden Chase Highways Application (Ref:15/00619/FUL). It refused the application on the following grounds:
“that in the opinion of the Local Authority there is insufficient evidence to mitigate the harm of this development in terms of increased traffic flow and impact on the highway and Grid Road network, with specific reference to Standing Way and Buckingham Road, thus this will be in contravention of Policies CT1 and CT2 (A1) of Plan:MK.”
The applicant subsequently appealed against this decision and the Planning Inspectorate advised that a Public Inquiry would be held to consider the appeal. The Inspectorate originally scheduled for the Inquiry to take place in October 2020 but having reviewed the representation submitted in respect of this case advised that the Inquiry would be postponed until the new year.
The new date for the Public Inquiry has now been published as 9th February 2021 on the Planning Inspectorate’s website.
West Bletchley Council continues to maintain its objection to this application and is working together with Newton Longville Parish Council in preparing evidence to support its objection at the Public Inquiry.
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