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Winslow Glebe Farm inquiry continues

Gladman exhibition on Verney Road plan in Winslow. 130424M-C628 ENGPNL00120130425093736

Gladman exhibition on Verney Road plan in Winslow. 130424M-C628 ENGPNL00120130425093736

After four long days last week, the public inquiry into the proposed Glebe Farm development in Winslow is still not complete.

Three more days have been allocated to the inquiry on May 8, 14 and 15, which will include a site visit .

The inquiry followed an appeal by Gladman Developments after its application to build 150 homes on the land, off Verney Road, was refused by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC).

This month it was announced that Secretary of State Eric Pickles has intervened and will exercise his right to determine the appeal himself, once the planning inspector has done his report.

Fourteen Winslow residents had their say at last week’s public inquiry, including the headteacher of Furze Down School, Sue Collins.

Winslow town councillor Roy van de Poll said: “It left the inspector in no doubt that the community of Winslow is strongly for the Neighbourhood Plan and strongly against the development on Glebe Farm.”

Meanwhile, Winslow’s Neighbourhood Plan enters the next stage on May 1, with a public examination being held at the Winslow Public Hall for one day only. The hearing was originally scheduled for February 14 but had to be delayed due to legal submissions from Gladman.

The hearing is open to members of the public to attend, but only invited representatives will be permitted to take part in discussions. If the plan gets the go-ahead, a public referendum could take place by early summer.

 

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