Planning permission for the previous Hampden Fields proposals was refused by the Secretary of State in January 2015 on just one specific highway matter relating to improvements to the Walton Street Gyratory. The Secretary of State did however agree that the benefits of of the scheme would be very substantial and would have been acceptable had it not been for the concern over delivery of the Gryratory improvements.
The appeal decision clearly acknowledges that Hampden Fields is a suitable site for a significant housing development and can accommodate 3,000 of the new homes that will be needed for the District, delivering hundreds of affordable homes and new starter homes for people trying to get on the housing ladder.
Following extensive consultation with the local community and stakeholders including the District, County and Parish Councils, revised proposals have been produced for a mixed-use scheme of new housing and employment space alongside infrastructure investment including delivery of a new Southern Link Road, providing a major new link between the A41 and A413. The new Link Road would increase the capacity of the wider road network around Aylesbury, providing an alternative and more desirable route for traffic which currently travels on local roads and addressing the reason for refusal of permission for the previous scheme.
An outline planning application for the revised proposals has now been submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council and it is hoped that permission could be received by the end of the year.
For more information about the proposed development, please go to www.hampdenfields.co.uk or click here.