Avalanche of letters against Valley Farm development

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An avalanche of letters has been sent from residents in relation to a proposed 300 home development at Valley Farm to the west of Linslade.

Some 650 responses were sent to Aylesbury Vale District Council in a little over a month regarding plans put forward by developers Paul Newman Homes.

No breakdown of the responses currently exists, but it is understood that the overwhelming majority are opposed to it.

A spokesman for AVDC said: “We have received more than 650 responses so far. All the public responses are available to view online.”

In spite of the large number of responses, it isn’t the most commented-upon application ever, as AVDC has apparently received over 1,000 responses to some planning applications in the past.

A spokesman for agents Curtin & Co on behalf of Paul Newman Homes, stated that community involvement was still on-going.

Recently, Soulbury Parish Council – who have backed the development – announced they had agreed to a referendum on the development.

They did not state how the referendum would be carried out, other than invite parishioners to post or email their comments.

Chairman Victor Wright was contacted by the LBO but did not respond before we went to press.

The AVDC spokesman confirmed that no date has been decided upon yet for the application to reach committee stage.