Plans for 75 homes in Edlesborough

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Developers McCann Homes held a well-attended public consultation recently on plans to build homes between Kings Mead and Chiltern Avenue in Edlesborough.

And it seems the developers may have won a few of the sceptics over.

Andrew Inchbald, director of McCann Homes, said: “Once we gave a good presentation and explained some of the things we would be doing to benefit the village, I think a lot of people started to waver in their thoughts.”

John Wilkinson, vice-chairman of Edlesborough Parish Council, said: “Edlesborough has a particular problem as it has a much higher proportion of larger detached houses than is the norm.”

The number of homes proposed for the site has increased from 50 to 75.

Mr Inchbald said: “The reason behind that is when we originally talked to the parish council, we were told that there was a need for smaller dwellings for young people in the village.

“We had planned predominantely three- to four-bedroom detatched houses. When you halve those you end up with more.”

He added: “That was us listening to the village, asking if we could cater for this and that, cater for youngsters.”

Mr Inchbald said a planning application would be submitted within four to six weeks.