A new government directive to ‘Build Build’ to help promote the economy has now been activated and will certainly excite dormant property developers in this area. Although SOV are not against development as part of our own village growth, to have thousands arrive on our doorstep without consultation is an invasion on our rights to live in a rural location.
Newton Longville is a highly respected prize and as you know a tough battle was fought back in 2009 with your help and on that occasion ‘Save the Villages’ managed to be instrumental in the downfall of the application.
Developers have been patient, and now they will see the opportunity for a new attack. This time we would expect less houses and more concentration on infrastructure to satisfy AVDC and Bucks CC highways departments.
This is a very dangerous time – we must be vigilant.
The plans can be seen on the David Lock Associates website dated Spring 2012. Salden Chase is included, it would appear also in the Milton Keynes Core Strategy – rather than AVDC’s could this be a border jump! Already approved? Try Google search (Milton Keynes 273044 transport Matters) Note Salden chase is called SWMK
But be aware, should they be allowed to develop then you will see many more applications to incorporate Newton Leys and eventually destroy the quiet, picturesque village of Newton Longville with huge traffic issues, crime and noise and we may be part of the MK expansion.
We also have wind farms due to surround us if planning allow!
We should have had some protection from the following!
AVDC core strategy documents – yet to be approved.
Localism bill – Appears to have lost its way.
The Village Plan – Due for consideration April 2013.
We are vulnerable now and the developers know it!
How would you like to proceed????
We need to form a plan and gain funding, as this fight will
need to be focused with a strong strategy and commitment.
SOV – Chairman.