Campaign spearheads against 50 new homes

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A meeting of Edlesborough Parish Council this evening will discuss controversial plans to build 50 new homes in a field between Kings Mead and Chiltern Avenue.

Already, a campaign has been started by local residents angry at the development plans by McCann Homes Ltd.In the past, several attempts by other people to buy the land have failed.

Alan Williams, Chair of Edlesborough Parish Council said: “There are two issues which are of concern to local people. One is about the new development, the other is about the old development at Manor Farm, where allegedly they’ve been digging and burying the spoil in the field.

“It seems to be development open season everywhere because of the failure of Aylesbury Vale District Council to produce a plan approved by the government.

“They all seem to trot out the same thing about the facilities in the village, but our GP’s surgery is already overstretched and the prospect of 50 houses will put so much pressure on our health services. We also have a drainage problem in Edlesborough.”

Edlesborough Parish Council recently opposed plans to build 30 news homes in a field off Cow Lane, close to the doctors’ surgery - which was given outlying permission by Aylesbury Vale District Council last month.

A representative from McCann Homes will be at the Parish Council Meeting, held this evening at Northall Village Hall at 7.30pm.