A decision will be made by February 13 regarding plans for Buckingham’s new primary school on Windsor Park.
The detailed planning application has been submitted to Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) by the consortium of home builders – including Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Bovis – building the 700-home Windsor Park developmen, opposite Tesco on London Road.
The single-form entry school with places for 210 children will be run by the Bourton Meadow Education Trust. It is scheduled to open in 2015.
Plans include a 26-place nursery and playing fields.
There will also be a separate community hall with a committee room and changing facilities, plus two senior-sized football pitches adjacent to the community hall.
Buckingham Town Council has objected to the planning application. The town council said it has repeatedly registered its concerns over inadequate access, but ‘no account has been taken of local input or of the existing problems with parents parking at Bourton Meadow, Buckingham Primary and Grenville Combined’.
But the planning application states: “One of the main objectives of the proposed development is to provide adequate parking for the school but also for the community hall and sports pitches to ensure the facilities work efficiently throughout the year.”
The plans provide 20 parking spaces for school staff in a secure car park within the grounds and six other non-secure school parking spaces. The community hall and playing fields have 36 parking spaces within a secure car park.
It is not yet known whether the application will be decided by a planning committee or by officers under delegated powers. View the application no 13/02832/ADP on the AVDC Planning Portal.