Protest group wants to Revise new estate

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A GROUP of residents have formed a new group to fight plans to build on the Church Farm site near Wavendon Gate and Old Farm Park.

ReviseSR4 met officially for the first time last Thursday to discuss the future of the development and what they can do to ensure it is properly considered and shaped to meet the needs of the existing community.

The Church Farm plan could see a new estate of 400 homes built on farmland at the end of H10 Bletcham Way. There are also plans afoot to build two further developments along the A421 on the way to junction 13.

Among the list of concerns for the group is the number of amenities that will be made available in the new estate.

Councillor Lee Barney, who helped set up ReviseSR4, spoke to the GP at Brooklands surgery in Walnut Tree, and said he has raised concerns about the new development.

Mr Barney said: “I am very concerned that residents moving into the new area will not be provided for in the new development and that actually they may need to go as far as Brooklands to get to their primary care provider.

“How will residents with disabilities such as ex-service personnel cope, who require frequent visits to the Doctors and or physio?

“I am looking to the PCT or NHS to ensure that we provide not just adequate provision for our residents but build new facilities as needed rather than expanding ad-hoc existing facilities.”

The next ReviseSR4 meeting will take place tonight at MK Snap in Walnut Tree from 7-9pm. Council leader Andrew Geary and deputy David Hopkins will be speaking to the group.

> There is still time to submit questionnaires about the plans. They must be sent through by Friday, February 3.

For more information visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/church-farm