‘Unsustainable’ homes plan could still happen


A fight to stop 53 new houses being built in Wavendon’s Wain Close has been successful - but there are already plans to appeal.

The development control committee refused Frosts’ application last week as it was deemed “unsustainable in the open countryside”.

Nick Luke, of Woburn Sands, who vigorously campaigned against the plans, said: “I’ve spoken to numerous residents since the meeting and we’re all delighted at the result and regard all our efforts as worthwhile.

“Councillor David Hopkins argued against the application on the grounds that the land in question was classified as open countryside and that furthermore there was no need for any additional housing in the area given that Woburn Sands had already accepted more than its share of additional housing with the development of 500 houses in Parklands on the old Nampak (Plysu) site.

“The council seemed fairly confident they would see off any appeal.”

A spokesman for Frosts Landscape Construction Ltd said: “We’re disappointed that the application to reuse the redundant brownfield site for a low density, high quality homes was refused .

“The Frosts Landscape and Construction business will be seeking a QC written opinion on the defensibility of the council’s decision and it’s likely that we will appeal the decision to the Secretary of State with the expectation of overturning the decision to refuse the application made by MKC.”