Developers want to build more than 200 homes on a leafy village field in the south Bucks green belt, which would increase the population of the nearby small village dramatically.

Inland Homes has submitted an outline planning application for a 201-house estate on the edge of Little Chalfont – which lies at the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The field off Stony Lane is around half a mile from the village and a popular walking spot including a public right of way – but it could soon be home to hundreds of people if the plans get the green light.

In its statement to the Chiltern District Council, Inland Homes said “Little Chalfont is not recognised as a village of particular historic character” and that the proposed housing plan would not harm it.

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The field is on the east side of the village 

The housing firm says the build would include green space and a children’s play area, and if it goes ahead, would be accessed by one main road into the site.

It added: “Chiltern District is faced with a significant need for new homes and a lack of available previously developed brownfield sites.

“As such the Council accepts that land currently within the countryside, such as the site, needs to be developed.”

A review of the district's green belt is currently underway, which could pave the way for more developments being allowed in the area.

Don Phillips and Peter Martin have both requested that the ambitious plan should be decided by CDC’s planning committee, should it be recommended for approval by the council's planning department.

It is hoped that a decision will be reached in July.

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