Councillors in Beaconsfield say they are "disappointed" with a developer's plans to build more than 300 homes on a former MOD site in the town - and have officially objected to the proposals. 

Beaconsfield Town Council has responded to the plans - which were finally put forward by Inland Homes in September after more than two years of detailed consultation with residents - and urged developers to rethink. 

The council says the application to demolish 40 houses on the site and build 304 new homes as well as parkland, sports pitches and community facilities, "breaches the stated objectives and spirit of SBDC's [South Bucks District Council] core strategy and planning brief for the site". 

Councillors also say they are "especially keen" to see the requirement for 40 per cent affordable housing on the site enforced. 

Deputy planning chairman, Cllr James Hartley, said: “Beaconsfield needs more affordable housing and better infrastructure if this development is to go ahead.

"The developers offered so much in their consultations that is now missing from this application and we urge SBDC to turn it down and Inland Homes to rethink their proposal.”