TV presenter Charlie Luxton helps build interest at show in Buckingham

Buckingham Development Roadshow. Cllr Andy Mahi, Cllr Ruth Newell and architect Charlie Luxton.'130914M-B029
Buckingham Development Roadshow. Cllr Andy Mahi, Cllr Ruth Newell and architect Charlie Luxton.'130914M-B029

TV presenter Charlie Luxton was on hand to chat to potential self builders at the Buckingham Development Roadshow last Saturday.

More than 150 people attended the roadshow, organised by Buckingham Town Council in Buckingham Community Centre on Saturday, as part of the public consultation process over the Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan.

Buckingham Development Roadshow. University of Buckingham architect, Mark Panter, left and University of Buckingham planner, David Green with plans for the medical school.'130914M-B049

Buckingham Development Roadshow. University of Buckingham architect, Mark Panter, left and University of Buckingham planner, David Green with plans for the medical school.'130914M-B049

Several developers took the opportunity to showcase their ideas and visions for future development in Buckingham.

Architectural designer Mr Luxton, who presents the TV series Building The Dream, is consultant on a custom-build homes scheme for land at Bourton Meadow, promoted by Green Initiatives Ltd.

Two local families registered a serious interest in the scheme.

More details and a link to a public survey can be found at www.buckinghamselfbuild.com

The University of Buckingham used the roadshow as an opportunity to display the plans for its new medical school on the former Hartridge’s site.

The plans are for a refurbishment of the existing Spine Building, which would provide teaching and office space for the medical school. A later phase of the development would be for accommodation for medical students.

The plans went on display to the public again yesterday, Thursday, at the university.

David Green, the director of Delta Planning, which is managing the application for the university, said: “There was an overwhelming message of support from the people of Buckingham.”

Town plan officer Sheena McMurtrie thanked those who completed feedback forms at the roadshow and urged everyone to return forms to her by Monday, September 23.