Church Farm Development

 

Land South of Church Farm, Walton Road, Wavendon

Update - May 2021. 

The reserved matter application has been submitted to MKC and is open for comments. 

It can be view at 21/00943/REM | Reserved matter application for the approval of internal access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale in respect of 350 dwellings and associated infrastructure including electricity sub stations and foul pumping station relating to application 14/01610/OUT | Land South of Church Farm Walton Road Wavendon (milton-keynes.gov.uk) 

 

Planning application 14/01610/OUT for the erection of up to 350 houses with strategic access, with other matters reserved.

Walton Community Council (WCC), although not against the housing development, objected to the application in respect of the proposed positioning of the access road onto Church Farm. WCC felt it was important to establish beyond doubt if the access road was planned as an interim disposal road or being constructed with the future in mind. Further, WCC suggested that the developers be instructed to alter their plans to remove any such notion that the proposed Church Farm estate roads should in any way line up to the Old Farm Park cul-de-sacs as this would be unacceptable to Old Farm Park residents.

In March 2015, Milton Keynes Council refused the application on the grounds that the proposed development would include an at-grade pedestrian crossing which by virtue of the surrounding footpath network and changes in ground level would lead to conflicts between pedestrian/cyclists and vehicles leading to the creation of highway danger and risk of accidents contrary to saved policy T10(ii) of Milton Keynes Local Plan 2001-2011.

The applicants have appealed the decision and a public inquiry commenced on 28th October 2015, with the hearing originally scheduled for 10am on 15 & 16 March 2016 at The Guildhall Room, The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES. The hearing was held in April 2016 and the decision was issued in August 2016, with the appeal being succesful.

You can view the site plan on the developer's (Bidwells) website. Links to documents from the 13 June 2013 public exhibition can be found below: