Plans for a new access track on Green Belt land at a farm housing an equestrian centre in Amersham have been submitted.

A Mr Williams wants to create the agricultural farm track on land at Shardeloes Farm between Shardeloes Lake and the A413 Amersham Road, since there is no current formal access to that part of the farm.

The online planning statement says the site is low lying, close to the river valley and River Misbourne, and as a result, suffers from waterlogging in the winter.

It adds: “The access would enable agricultural vehicles to access the site and manage the newly planted wildflower meadow.”

The site is located to the south of the A413 Oakley Green Road, south-west of Amersham town.

The planning statement, prepared by Egon Environmental on behalf of the applicant, says the proposal “will likely contribute to the local economy by providing the ability to operate the business more efficiently and safely. This is turn will enable the ability to operate more profitably”.

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If given the go-ahead, the proposed access road will connect with an existing access track and measure around 900 metres in length.

Egon Environmental also say the proposed use of the land as an agricultural track would constitute an ‘engineering operation’ and, therefore, “would not be considered inappropriate development in Green Belt terms”.

They also said the proposed construction would be in keeping with the surroundings and, writing about contribution to the local economy; said: “All forms of agricultural has been affected in recent years by changes to government policies.

“The proposed use would enable the continuation of an agricultural business which continues to be challenged.

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“The diversification of this field into more sustainable husbandry is a way of supporting these type of businesses.

“The granting of the proposed access would facilitate this methodology.”

Buckinghamshire Council is expected to make a decision by Wednesday, September 29.