Protesters unite against Salden Chase development

Protesters against the Salden Chase development
Protesters against the Salden Chase development

Protesters have united against controversial plans to build 2,000 new homes in Bletchley.

Campaigners are calling on Milton Keynes Council to take a “strong public stance” against the proposed Salden Chase development, claiming it does not include enough infrastructure; including roads, health and new schools.

The fight against the plans has now been back by Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart who met with the development’s representatives on Friday to raise his opposition.

Community campaigner Elaine Wales, is chair of Bletchley Against Salden Chase Expansion (BASE), which was formed to oppose the building on this area concluded,

She said: “It was great that residents turned out to protest. We now need to ensure that hundreds turn out for the Full Council on Wednesday, March 25. I will be there.

“It is another battle in the war against the developers we must win.”

Andrew Pakes, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South, said, “It was great that residents turned out at short notice to highlight the threat to their community from this development.

“There is no doubt that this development is not supported locally and that its consequences would have a terrible impact on existing roads and remove cherished areas of open countryside.

“There is clear cross-party opposition to Salden Chase and I hope Milton Keynes Council will now back Bletchley’s fight against this inappropriate development.”