A PETITION launched to save a playing fields from development will be taken into account when a council analyses the responses to the Local Plan.

More than 500 residents signed a petition urging Wycombe District Council to remove Buckmaster Playing Fields as an option for employment space under the Local Plan consultation options.

A public meeting was organised by Cressex member Cllr Brian Pearce on the issue last month.

He said council leaders in attendance ‘were left in no doubt’ residents were against its potential development.

The petition secured a debate at Full Council on Monday night in which councillors agreed that the petition would be taken into account when the responses to the public consultation are analysed.