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PROPOSAL REFUSED: Planning proposal to build on greenbelt land in Chalfont St Giles refused

 Published on: 1st October 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Chalfont St Giles residents are glad that Buckinghamshire Council has refused a planning application to build 42 houses on greenbelt land in the village.

Many residents have campaigned against the proposed development by Paradigm Housing to build homes at the site in High View.

Paul Killingback, on behalf of the Protect St Giles Greenbelt group said: “This is fantastic news for maintaining the integrity of Chalfont St Giles as a proper village with defined boundaries, and a culture and community spirit that we should all be rightly proud of.

“We would like to thank each and everyone of you for your efforts which undoubtedly have been a very significant factor in making this rejection happen.”

Buckinghamshire Council said the proposal is an ‘inappropriate development’ as it is harmful to the Green Belt.

It also stated it will cause a very harmful impact on the biodiversity of the area and it doesn’t illustrate a suitable drainage strategy.

Paul continued: “Whilst it is still possible that Paradigm will choose to make an appeal within the next six months against the decision, we are told that it would then take a minimum of a year before the appeal could be heard at a public hearing.

“If an appeal is lodged by Paradigm then we shall continue to liaise with our local councillors and the Bucks County Council Planning Committee to offer them whatever assistance and support we can in defending their correct decision to reject this planning application.”

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