Wavendon Park protesters backed by Stewart

Wavendon protest
Wavendon protest

THE protesters speaking out against a new 100 home building development in Wavendon have been backed by their MP and started an action group.

Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South, has declared he is against the Storey Homes proposal to build between Wavendon and Woburn Sands – dubbed Wavendon Park.

An action group has been formed by the residents against the proposals which were submitted to the council earlier this year.

Mr Stewart, speaking with residents about the subject, said: “I am very concerned about this proposal and with more than 20,000 planning applications in place, plus the ongoing development in Woburn Sands, there is no need for additional housing.”

To reinforce their stance against the proposal, the angry residents are planning to erect large signs on roads which will be affected by the development – Newport Road and Cranfield Road – carrying messages of the problems the roads could be facing should the development be given the go-ahead.

Nick Luke, one of the organisers of the new action group, said: “Now that residents have been officially notified of the application, the action group has been formed to mobilise opposition which over the coming weeks will tap into the growing realisation among the wider community that were this application granted it could have far reaching repercussions. The fear being that future such developments on open countryside would be unstoppable.”

For more details on the Storey Homes development, email ws100houses@gmail.com for an information pack or visit www.wavendonpark.com.