The Brown Not Green (BNG) team have spoken to the principle landowner who wishes it to be known that he does NOT support the Council's proposals other than for a much smaller area of housing development on roughly 25% of the site. He has confirmed he will not sell the rest of the site. This is confirmed in a recent addition to the Emerging Local Plan Evidence Base on Page 45-46 of the Housing Delivery Study for Buckinghamshire - Wessex Economics (August 2017).
Aylesbury Vale District Council have agreed to take most of the unmet housing needs from neighbouring Chiltern, raising the question why has this Green Belt proposal not been dropped already. There is always the threat of a compulsory purchase order (CPO). This would be a costly and timely exercise for the Council so would not be a preferred route for them to take, however, the threat of a CPO should not be under-estimated.
Chiltern have delayed making any public response on the matter but have launched a Strategic Review of the Green Belt proposals. BNG are not impressed and are preparing to fund legal representation against the emerging Draft Local Plan and at the Planning Inquiry. Fund raising details to be announced shortly.
Members of the Brown Not Green Campaign