Teed off residents sign petition against housing on golf course

Elaine Wales
Elaine Wales

RESIDENTS have slammed proposals to build 89 houses on the Windmill Hill Golf Course in Bletchley.

And now hundreds have signed a petition to save one of the few remaining open spaces in West Bletchley giving the campaign a much needed boost.

The proposal, if passed, would see developers extend Sunningdale Way, a move which protesters say will greatly reduce the amount of trees and open space.

Those against the idea have also said that the new houses would generate around 180 additional vehicles which could access the development from two points on Tattenhoe Lane, where residents have already cited traffic, parking and safety issues.

Councillor Elaine Wales, who personally collected a large number of signatures at the West Bletchley Carnival, said: “Residents of roads surrounding and opposite the golf course are becoming aware of what bad news this application is. It will cause a severe loss of amenities and major access problems.

“Residents are worried about the continued loss of open space here in West Bletchley. That is why so many people signed the petition.”

Objectors are now looking to get as many people as possible to sign the petition before the application goes before Milton Keynes Council’s Development Control Committee in July.

Councillor Wales added: “We are working on the basis that the application will probably be considered in July.”