Public meeting tonight to discuss controversial White Hart plans

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Controversial plans to demolish the derelict White Hart pub and build a 32 bed mental health centre are causing widespread alarm.

Hundreds of residents are expected to attend a meeting of the West Bletchley Planning and Environment Committee tonight.

So great are the expected numbers that the meeting will be held at Lord Grey School at 7pm.

Councillorr Elaine Wales, Vice Chair of Parish Council said, “This meeting provides another really important step in the campaign to defeat this bad planning application. It is an inappropriate application. It is on the wrong site and it has caused widespread alarm in our community.”

Cllr Elaine Wales, who is part of the joint resident and councillor action group fighting the proposals believes that Monday’s meeting is important in rejecting the application. The meeting will be advised to reject the application because of fear of crime, the parking and traffic impact, impact of design on locality, weak on section 106 arrangements.

Councillor Wales added, “I will be there on Monday evening pushing for the council to oppose the application in line with officer advice. I will also argue that we need to start planning for the Milton Keynes Council Development Control (planning committee) meeting on the 16 February when the application is expected to be considered by them.”