We would like to give you all a brief update on issues that are important to our village and make you aware of developments.
Firstly, we are pleased to inform you that the Parish Council are now working closely with the Save Our Village (SOV) team as they have previously done on major development proposals such as Salden Chase under the Village Alliance banner.
This is in order to ensure that everyone is informed in the most timely manner on issues that are directly affecting our Neighbourhood Plan development and diverting valuable resource. The Parish Council and SOV will use a variety of media options to ensure all villagers are updated no matter what means of communication is used, - e-mail, social media or written material, such as leaflets and the Pump.
One of the main issues currently facing the village is the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) - main modification consultation. This is following analysis by the governments Planning Inspector.
Salden Chase, the so called "South West Milton Keynes" planning application was refused by Milton Keynes Council's Development Control (Planning) Committee last night (7th November). After hearing from Newton Longville Parish Council, West Bletchley Council, MKC ward councillors and residents the committee supported a motion put forward by Cllr Andrew Geary to refuse the application.
If the application goes ahead it would have meant 1,855 houses on the edge of Newton Longville and West Bletchley, but little put forward by the developers to deal with the resulting traffic issues in Newton Longville and Milton Keynes as well as insufficient provision for infrastructure generally in Milton Keynes.
Aylesbury Vale District Council have yet to make a decision on the same application, they are due to publish a draft section 106 agreement soon, but without the approval by Milton Keynes Council the development cannot go ahead. The applicants have six months in which to appeal against the refusal.