A speculative developer which has been trying for years to obtain planning permission to build several developments in the region has now set its sights on a nearby village.
Gladman Developments, which is currently appealing over plans for two housing developments in Winslow, has launched a public consultation over plans for a 75-home development on the edge of Steeple Claydon.
The site, which is in a field off North End Road next to the allotments, backs on to Steeple Claydon Combined School and is crossed by a public footpath leading to the recreation ground.
The plan includes an open space of about 0.42 hectares, including a small children’s playground.
A public inquiry has taken place after Aylesbury Vale District Council turned down Gladman’s planning application to build 150 homes at Glebe Farm, off Verney Road, in Winslow and a decision is expected in October.
The firm has already lost one appeal over a planned development at Shipton. And after a second planning application, for 100 homes on the site, was refused, a public inquiry into Gladman’s latest plans for 100 homes at Shipton is set to be held in Aylesbury next month.
Leaflets were delivered to about 500 homes in Steeple Claydon last week and Gladman has also written to the parish council.
Gladman is seeking residents’ views on the outline scheme, before applying for planning permission.
Steeple Claydon Parish Council has informed all councillors about the consultation but the parish council is not due to meet next until September 2.
Chairman Doreen Weingart said there were no plans for an extraordinary meeting before that date.
The consultation documents can be viewed at www.your-views.co.uk/steepleclaydon