Residents oppose plans for 76 new homes in village

Prestwood

Prestwood

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PLANS for 76 new houses on a two hectare site in Prestwood have been met with fierce opposition.

A total of 68 letters of objection have so far been received by council planning bosses in relation to the proposals.

The houses would be built on what's described as non agricultural scrubland by developers off Lodge Lane in the centre of the village.

The plans are for 46 two and three bedroom houses, flats and maisonettes, 30 affordable homes and a play area.

The proposals form an outline planning application, meaning if given approval the applicant would need to resubmit detailed plans of how the homes would look and what they would be constructed of.

Members of Chiltern District Council's planning committee are set to rule on whether to grant approval in October.

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9:26am Fri 15 Aug 14

chillout112 says...

Good luck with the opposition to this.

Here in Flackwell Heath they approved the Sainsburys local despite massive local opposition, and now we have a permanent traveller site in the village, again approved despite huge local opposition (although through appeal).

Let's hope there is a positive outcome for the residents here, although I suspect there may not be.
Good luck with the opposition to this. Here in Flackwell Heath they approved the Sainsburys local despite massive local opposition, and now we have a permanent traveller site in the village, again approved despite huge local opposition (although through appeal). Let's hope there is a positive outcome for the residents here, although I suspect there may not be. chillout112
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11:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

JOHNHEALY says...

All proposals like this despite the number of objections are really a done deal that always follows a particular strategy. This strategy is for the local council to reject the first application and pass the second one because this is democratic. You cannot get the council impeached because going to the local government ombudsman is like dealing with a "Toothless Tiger" as they do not have the money to investigate and anyway they are mainly former councillors. So who benefits in the end? Well the developers do to a certain extent but ultimately it is the local council with 46 x 10 lots of council tax!!!
All proposals like this despite the number of objections are really a done deal that always follows a particular strategy. This strategy is for the local council to reject the first application and pass the second one because this is democratic. You cannot get the council impeached because going to the local government ombudsman is like dealing with a "Toothless Tiger" as they do not have the money to investigate and anyway they are mainly former councillors. So who benefits in the end? Well the developers do to a certain extent but ultimately it is the local council with 46 x 10 lots of council tax!!! JOHNHEALY
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9:48pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Lucky Eddie says...

It's disgraceful that such a beautiful area will be destroyed, particularly in light of the mass destruction of woodland due to HS2
It's disgraceful that such a beautiful area will be destroyed, particularly in light of the mass destruction of woodland due to HS2 Lucky Eddie
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10:24am Sun 17 Aug 14

s6blr says...

Suck it up and you either sterilise the population or you build more. Building then has to happen across numerous locations, in some locales that isn't an instant winner with the local population. The argument just doesn't hold water that it has to be somewhere else for someone to move when you yourself moved to where you are now, and probably bred 2 (or more) children.

We don't see you moving out of your house into a box or shipping container to allow your children a place to live, and the logarithmic resulting growth pyramid from the 2x2x2 breeding means more has to be built.

What we all as residents, in locales where we may not like the building is to fight the nasty little on-top of each other box building mentality. I think that's the root of the issue -- if the homes to be built actually blended with existing although not ideal I suspect there'd be a darn sight less objections from the NIMBYS.

You should be focusing your energy on them only approving sustainable building, with proper planning and infrastructure built in with it as that would be the best of all worlds!

Just remember NIMBYS, there were NIMBYS where you are now before YOUR house was built!
Suck it up and you either sterilise the population or you build more. Building then has to happen across numerous locations, in some locales that isn't an instant winner with the local population. The argument just doesn't hold water that it has to be somewhere else for someone to move when you yourself moved to where you are now, and probably bred 2 (or more) children. We don't see you moving out of your house into a box or shipping container to allow your children a place to live, and the logarithmic resulting growth pyramid from the 2x2x2 breeding means more has to be built. What we all as residents, in locales where we may not like the building is to fight the nasty little on-top of each other box building mentality. I think that's the root of the issue -- if the homes to be built actually blended with existing although not ideal I suspect there'd be a darn sight less objections from the NIMBYS. You should be focusing your energy on them only approving sustainable building, with proper planning and infrastructure built in with it as that would be the best of all worlds! Just remember NIMBYS, there were NIMBYS where you are now before YOUR house was built! s6blr
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