Battle over Linslade site to commence again

The land at Valley Farm is again being proposed for development
The land at Valley Farm is again being proposed for development

Proposals to build houses at Valley Farm near Linslade have once again resurfaced.

Paul Newman Homes will be again submitting an application – this time for 300 homes to be built – on part of the land situated between the western edge of Leighton-Linslade and the A4146.

Attempts by the company to develop the land in the past have drawn fierce opposition from local councillors and residents.

Leighton-Linslade town councillor Mike Bishop said: “They’re free to apply, but I can’t see anyone on the town council changing their mind.”

He added: “But we do have to assess each application on its merits.”

In 2010, Paul Newman Homes submitted to plans build 900 houses on site which were unanimously rejected.

Attempts made last year through agents Curtin & Co to present new plans to residents “to gauge public opinion” also drew widespread opposition.

Although situated just to the west of Linslade, the site falls within Aylesbury Vale District Council who have planning authorisation over the site.

Agents Curtin & Co stated they would be holding an exhibition of the plans at Soulbury Village Hall, High Road in Soulbury, on Friday November 7 from 2pm to 8pm, and Saturday November 8, from 11am to 5pm. For those unable to attend, the exhibition will also be available to view at www.paulnewmansoulbury.com. from Friday.