Plans for 1,700 new homes between Bierton and Watermead submitted

The proposed site
The proposed site

Plans to build 1,700 homes to the north east of Aylesbury have been submitted to the district council.

Hallam Land Management wants to build to the north of Bierton and east of Watermead.

The plans, which include a road linking the A413 to the A418 and providing a primary school, have faced criticism from campaigners.

The building of 2,450 new homes to the south of Bierton is set to go ahead and Tony Strevens, co-leader of the Bierton, Broughton and Hulcott residents’ group, has warned Bierton could be ‘swallowed up’.

The scheme broadly follows the footprint for the ‘north east arc’ containing 3,400 homes put forward by the council in its now defunct 2010 core strategy.

Planning inspector Geoff Salter said in 2010 that he had ‘serious concerns’ about building to the south and north of Bierton.