Deadline for new homes protest

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Residents protesting about a bid to build 100 new homes at Wavendon Park are urging people to write letters to the council.

Storey Homes has applied for planning permission to build 100 houses on open countryside bordering Cranfield Road, Tavistock Close, Vandyke Close, Ridegway and Newport Road.

Protesters from the ‘Help Stop Storey Homes’ group say the granting of the application would open the floodgates for a “raft of such developments across great swathes of open land”.

Spokesman Nick Luke said: “Storey Homes are already preparing plans for a second phase and have surveyed the land ready for a third phase. This is a very serious issue affecting literally hundreds of residents.”

Mr Luke and his fellow members have distributed thousands of leaflets to local householders, urging them to register an objection.

Their protest is backed by Woburn Sands Parish Council, the town council and MP Iain Stewart.

Residents say nearby Woburn Sands already has a major development on the Parklands site, and more new homes would cause traffic congestion through the town.

They also fear that local health and education services would be disrupted by the extra influx of people.

Residents are being urged to write to Nicola Wheatcroft, the senior planning officer at Milton Keynes Council, before the consultation deadline later this month.

People can also email nicola.wheatcroft@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Details of the planning application are on the developer’s website, www.wavendonpark.com