£4 million to be spent on town facilities by Windsor Park developers

Windsor Park GV,Buckingham. ENGPNL00120120823141925
Windsor Park GV,Buckingham. ENGPNL00120120823141925

More than £4 million will be spent in Buckingham by the developers of the 700-home Windsor Park scheme.

The consortium of builders behind the project, Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Bovis, have agreed terms for the section 106 legal agreement with Bucks County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) as part of the planning permission to build on London Road, opposite Tesco.

Specific contributions include £1,679,166 for secondary educational facilities; £544,173 towards sport and leisure facilities; £475,000 towards bus services and public transport links; £300,000 for footpaths and cycle paths; £175,000 for policing and £115,000 for town parking facilities.

In addition to these the developers have also submitted plans to AVDC for a primary school for 210 pupils, scheduled to open in 2015. The plans also include a 26-place on-site nursery.

AVDC councillor for Buckingham South Robin Stuchbury said: “What I would hope would happen is that those resources would be used in Buckingham on local needs. Section 106 money should stay and fund schemes in Buckingham.

“It is important for all of us that money for transport links both supports that estate and links that estate with its community.”

Chris Hatfield, managing director of David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “As well as building new homes we want to support local communities and we hope these contributions will go a long way towards improving the lives of local residents, both in Windsor Park and in Buckingham as a whole.