Outline plans for new homes on the Frosts owned Wain Close site in Wavendon, have been submitted to Milton Keynes Council.
The proposal, as reported exclusively by the Citizen on January 23, is for 53 high quality low density homes. The site is currently used as a base for Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd.
The application seeks outline permission for up to 53 new high quality and low-density family properties, ‘including generous landscaping and open space amounting to around 15 per cent of the site area’.
Ken White, managing director of Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd, said: “We are confident Milton Keynes Council will appreciate that, due to the brownfield nature of the site and its residential setting, our proposals represent a very positive contribution to the immediate area recognising the residential context of the site.
But David Hopkins, chairman of Wavendon Parish Council, said: “The site is deemed open countryside and is not in the core stretegy for the future development of Milton Keynes.”
The 14.5 acre site is used for storage and maintenance facilities but Frosts say it has outgrown the facility and plans to relocate to more industrial premises.
Mr White added: “Although the site is largely hidden by a heavily landscaped perimeter, my concern, and that of the board, would be that more intensive industrial operations on the site would not be welcomed by local residents.”
The new facility, which will stay in the Milton Keynes area, will feed the group’s regional depots in Horton, Birmingham, Cambridge and Hatfield.
A public consultation will be held from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, April 26, at the Wain Close offices where any questions will be answered.
The plans can be viewed at www.wainclosewavendon.co.uk