Developer to challenge Secretary of State on plan

Winslow decision has been challenged
Winslow decision has been challenged

Developers whose plans to build 211 new homes in Winslow were overturned by a government minister plan to challenge his decision.

Secretary of State for communities Eric Pickles stepped in, after Gladman Developments appealed when aylesbury Vale District Council rejected their planning 
application for land off Verney Road.

He said that the development was not in keeping with Winslow’s neighbourhood plan, which attracted a 98 
per cent ‘yes’ vote from townspeople in July.

But this week Gladman indicated that they are to challenge Mr Pickles’ decision, by taking the case to judicial review.

Town councillor Llew 
Monger said the challenge was ‘to be expected’.

Residents, who were happy with Mr Pickles’ decision, say they will continue to fight against the contested development.

A decision is still outstanding on another appeal by 
Gladman over an application for 100 homes at Shipton.