Speculation as signs covered up

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Speculation has been rife after road signs directing traffic to Buckingham’s new housing development were covered up last Friday.

The 700-home development opposite Tesco on London Road is being marketed by its developers under the name Windsor Park, and until Friday this name was on the traffic signs erected by the developers with approval from Transport for Bucks (TfB).

Last August town councillor Jon Harvey queried whther the consortium of developers had Royal permission to use the name Windsor.

Buckingham Town Council favours the name Lace Hill.

A TfB spokesman told the Advertiser this week: “Following comments from local town and parish councils, and advice to the developer from the Cabinet Office, we instructed the developer to remove the name ‘Windsor Park’ from all permanent roadside signs.”

A spokesman for the consortium, which consists of building companies Bovis, Bellway, Barratt and David Wilson, said:“We have permission from the Cabinet Office to use Windsor Park as the marketing name for this popular development, and the name will remain in place for its marketing life as we continue to build, and people continue to move into, these much-needed homes.

“As with any development anywhere in the country, the housebuilders are not responsible for the permanent naming of this new part of the community once all these new homes, open spaces and facilities have been built.

“This would fall to the local authority.”