Could Valley Farm land be designated as green belt?

MPLO-WEST LINSLADE URBAN EXTENSION  at VALLEY FARM
MPLO-WEST LINSLADE URBAN EXTENSION at VALLEY FARM

Paul Newman Homes’ appeal to controversially build 300 properties on land at Valley Farm by Linslade has been slated for this winter.

The developer announced in April that it was intending to appeal Aylesbury Vale District Council’s rejection of its scheme to the dismay of campaigners fighting to save the countryside.

The plan is drastically downscaled from a previous rejected application for 900 homes - which Paul Newman lost on appeal. The latest appeal will be heard by a Government inspector from November 29 to December 1 at The Gateway, Aylesbury.

Leighton-Linslade Town Councillor Dr Clive Palmer told the LBO that AVDC was currently consulting on its draft local plan, which included a proposal to extend the Green Belt to include land at Valley Farm.

He said: “That obviously would be very helpful to all who oppose building at Valley Farm.”

The draft local plan will be submitted to full council at the end of the year and then they will start a consultation with the public in early 2017 before it is passed to the Government for approval.

Dr Palmer is encouraging residents opposed to housing on Valley Farm to write to AVDC supporting the view that the land should be designated green belt.

See http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp