2,000 new homes in Bletchley - “the fightback has started”

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“Plans to build 1,855 new homes on the outskirts of Bletchley were discussed on Monday night, with residents discussing their objections.

57 residents attended the West Bletchley Parish Council Salden Chase Sub committee on February 16.

They concluded that the key concerns were “massive” road problems relating to Buckingham and the A421 roads, flooding and drainage, the impact on health services, and the affect on education services including the “poor location” of a proposed new secondary school.

A spokesman said that “the fightback has started with passion.”

Community Campaigner Elaine Wales, chair of BASE (Bletchley Against Salden Chase Expansion), said: “The meeting united all the residents and their councillors in challenging this bad proposal for development without the appropriate infrastructure. I raised the important issue of the Southern Bletchley bypass. We need to be clear that it is the right answer, can be funded and commands resident support.”

Councillor Nigel Long, who lives just of the Buckingham Road, and has been elected organiser of BASE, said “The great thing about West Bletchley residents is that when faced with a challenge they always come together and meet it head on with passion and quality arguments.

“We never give in to the powerful and those looking to put profit before our community. ”