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.