A TOWN council has reluctantly agreed to meet with developers who want to build 210 homes in a village.

Gladman Developments currently has a planning application in with Wycombe District Council to create 210 dwellings in Mill Lane, Monks Risborough.

The target determination date was yesterday.

It has caused controversy in the village as residents worry about what impact it will have on the community and infrastructure.

At Tuesday night's Princes Risborough Town Council meeting councillors discussed arranging a meeting with Gladman Developments.

Cllr Gary Hall said: "The planning rules in the last six months have changed significantly.

"A year ago we wouldn't even be having this conversation but things have changed so quickly and so dramatically I think we would be incredibly foolish not to meet them and hear what they are going to say and put our own views across.

"It is not the ideal thing and is not what we really want but this is not the ideal world any more. Things have changed and we are not in control any more."

Bill Bendyshe-Brown said: "The National Planning Policy Framework has changed in the last six months. The housing land supply is the determining factor.

"With the current way WDC land supply is looking we may not have that in abundance at the moment. I think as a town council we need to make the best we possibly can out of Gladman."

It was agreed to arrange a meeting.