Protesters fight new Storey Homes bid

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RENEWED plans to build 102 new homes on land between Wavendon and Woburn Sands have been met head on by angry residents.

Last year, Milton Keynes Council dismissed Storey Homes’ plans to build a new estate on green land between the two towns.

This is a separate estate to the SR4 Church Farm development planned to be built on the other side of Wavendon.

However, a renewed effort which has been tabled to the council, promoting those who protested against the plan to take action once more.

Councillor David Hopkins, deputy leader of the council and councillor for Danesborough, said: “The land in question is classified as open countryside in the current Milton Keynes Local Plan and in the emerging Core Strategy.

“In effect, there is no fundamental need for this site to come forward at this time, nor for many years into the future.”

And Nick Luke, who spearheaded last years’ campaign, added: “Were this plan to be approved, it would open the floodgates to a massive expansion in house building across adjacent land, which would have devastating consequences for us all, and would be all but impossible to prevent.”

Residents fear such a development on their doorstep would have a major impact on services, including the two schools and medical centre, as well as increase traffic volume.

People who wish to write to the council have until Friday, September 21 to voice their concerns, quoting Ref: 12/01502/OUT.

To find out about the latest from the protest group, email stopstoreyhomes@gmail.com