A DEVELOPER aiming to build a controversial 47-home development in a village has pledged to listen to concerned neighbours.
Nearly 200 people attended Little Chalfont Village Hall on Saturday, June 30 to take a look at Countryside Properties’ plans for the Donkey Field site.
The development is part of government targets to build more than 2,650 new homes in the Chilterns by 2026 and cannot be prevented by local opposition.
Countryside Properties’ spokesman Daniel Layton said: “Of the 187 people who came there were 128 responses to our revised proposals, which themselves responded to comments we previously received from the community and the local authority.
“We are in the process of reviewing the responses and wherever possible we will look to incorporate them into our detailed planning application which we will be submitting next month.”
Little Chalfont Community Association chairman Roger Funk said: “There was a very good turnout and Countryside Properties has taken on board a lot of the feedback.
“Both the community association and Countryside now have a wealth of further comments from last Saturday and these are now being analysed.
“It is too soon to say how the proposals will be affected but we shall be having further discussions with the developers in the near future.”
Jane Warland, who runs Echoes dress agency in Nightingales Corner, said: “I welcome progress and a lot of people who talk to me say there’s a need for new housing, but you’ve got to consider the extra parking needed, the schools and the extra traffic too – I hope they take this into account in their plans.”
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