CALLS for Beaconsfield’s long-awaited relief road to be finished ‘within 12 months’ have sounded – and property designs proposed under the first two phases of related construction have been published.

New designs of the first and second phase of property development at the Wilton Park site have been made public – just as Buckinghamshire councillors agreed to recommend the scheme for planning officer approval.

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A series of digital designs were shown during a South Buckinghamshire Area Planning Committee, illustrating what the ‘layout, scale, appearance, landscaping and access’ of 147 homes proposed under the initial stages would look like.

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Their construction will enable completion of the southern section of the A355 relief road, according to council documents.

As part of phase one and two, developer Inland Homes will demolish 40 houses on land adjacent to Maude Road to make way for the relief road; create walking and cycle routes via Minerva Way; and use land near Dupre Crescent and south of Gorrell Road for the 147 properties.

The new homes will consist of one, two, three, four and five-bedroom houses and apartments.

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But Beaconsfield Town councillor Alex Dunlop (Central Ward) said residents had been “pushed from pillar to post like ragdolls” over the relief road.

“I’m not going to step below the line…and seek blame or excuses for the failed attempt to complete the road,” he said. “But I would like to ask for as quick as possible a solution to this issue.”

Cllr Dunlop asked for the relief road to be completed within 12 months, adding it “looks quite straightforward”.

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Since phase one of the relief road (from the A40 Pyebush roundabout to the northern boundary of the Wilton Park site) was granted, the part closest to the roundabout has been completed.

Buckinghamshire Council has already built its portion of the relief road, but Inland Homes CEO Stephen Wicks criticised them for building it “too early”, adding their own section is not expected to be finished for around four more years.

As part of the first two phases, a majority of the properties will be two-storeys in detached, semi-detached and terraced forms, but six ‘three and four-storey apartments will act as a gateway to the site’.

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Communal space, sports pitches, a new nursery, a café, and retailers are included in the wider scheme, according to the report.

Beaconsfield Town Council said Inland Homes’ planning application is “untenable” because the relief road that was built last year “has not been opened and it would seem there is no intention by the developer to complete their side of the deal in the future”.

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