Plans for 380 homes in Little Chalfont have been approved following the developer’s appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.
The proposal to demolish existing buildings and build affordable housing and a care home on land between Lodge Lane and Burtons Lane was rejected by Buckinghamshire Council in April last year.
However, following an appeal from developers Biddulph Ltd, the Planning Inspectorate has now given the development the go-ahead.
Inspector Stephen Wilkinson stated in his decision: “Overall, I conclude that the benefits of the appeal scheme would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the harm identified when assessed against the policies of the Development Plan.”
In a statement posted on campaign website Save Little Chalfont, Little Chalfont Community Association and the parish council said: “We have worked hard to oppose this application ever since it was submitted, making substantial written and oral objections and commissioning professional studies of landscape, roads and ecology.”
CBRE, the agents for the developers, have been contacted for comment.
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