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MORE FLATS: Concern as Chalfont St Peter could become a “suburb of London” 

 Published on: 14th August 2019   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents have voiced their concern that Chalfont St Peter is becoming a suburb of London after a fresh application to turn a historic pub into flats.

The Waggon and Horses pub has been subject to many planning applications recently and a new one was launched last month.

The newly revised plans are similar to previous ones except only eight flats are proposed for the site rather than nine.

All previous applications were refused by Chiltern District Council.

Reasons for previous rejections include that it is not suitable for replacing the historic pub, it’s not in keeping with the area, it may make the road dangerous because of site lines, too many trees would be affected and that it may start more similar developments in historic areas of Chalfont St Peter.

Local resident, Gerald Diss, said: “It seems to me that Chalfont St Peter is already bearing the burden of building sites for the whole of South Buckinghamshire and is in danger of becoming a suburb of London.

“It would help considerably to defend the character and nature of our village if thirty objections were raised by local people to this attempt to bombard us into being too bored to object by repeatedly trying to steamroller these plans through.”

Gerald’s opinion was shared online with one Facebook user saying, “You cannot replace the history that pub had” whilst another disagreed by simply putting “brilliant, we need more homes”. 

The planning application can be viewed online at southbucks.gov.uk and viewing planning application PL/19/2296/FA

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