Appeal over plans to build 110 homes in new Cheddington estate

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A developer which saw plans to build 110 homes on greenbelt land turned down has lodged an appeal.

Gladman Homes’ application for a 5.87 hectare site off Leeches Way, Cheddington, would have seen the creation of a new estate of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

However the proposal was thrown out by Aylesbury Vale District Council, which said that it would cause ‘significant harm’ to the village landscape.

Gladman Homes has now sent an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

Documents indicate that both sides of the argument will be presented during a three-day inquiry.

In its appeal Gladman claims that new housing is sorely required in Aylesbury Vale.

It states: “To deliver the necessary housing requirements of the district there is an urgent need to release suitable greenfield sites on the edge of sustainable settlements, such as Cheddington.

“This is required in order to meet the housing shortfall and to contribute towards the five-year deliverably housing land supply.”

After Gladman’s plans were first submitted more than 300 residents wrote to complain that they were disproportionate to the size of the village.

MP John Bercow backed those who campaigned against the proposal, as he said that it “would threaten to destroy (Cheddington) entirely.”

However Gladman has claimed that “there are no material adverse impacts which significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of granting permission.”