Two new proposals in the offing for Winslow

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Winslow residents will have the chance to view plans for a proposed new 250-home development which could offer opportunities for self-builders.

A public exhibition will be held from 1pm to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7, at Winslow Public Hall.

The proposal is for a development of up to 250 homes on land to the east of Furze Lane.

But unlike two schemes put forward by Gladman Developments this spring, this time the plan accords with the policies outlined in the draft Winslow Neighbourhood Plan, published earlier this month.

The application is being submitted by Amersham-based Land & Partners Ltd (L&P).

The site for the proposed development has been identified as land for housing in the Winslow Neighbourhood Development Plan.

It is adjacent to the proposed new station on the EastWest rail line, which is due to open by 2017, and the scheme will include direct pedestrian and cycle routes to the new station.

L&P says the proposals include a mix of housing to meet the future needs of the town, as well as wider improvements to footpath and cycling routes, together with a corridor of public open space, to link the town to the countryside beyond.

L&P directorJonathan Harbottle said: “This scheme, which is in accordance with the policies of the Neighbourhood Plan, if approved, will enable the district and town councils to recover some local influence over where development takes place.

“The site is well enclosed by existing and approved development and will avoid harming the landscaped setting of the town.

“We are particularly keen to hear from those interested in custom-build homes so that we can assess the demand for this type of housing.”

Chairman of the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan steering group, Llew Monger, said: “It’s interesting to see that a developer has come forward with an application that is on the key development site proposed within the plan.

“I look forward to hearing what members of the public have to say in due course.”

Meanwhile, Gladman Developments is making a third bid to build a housing estate on land at Shipton.

Following a public consultation at the St Laurence Room in April, the firm has submitted an application to build up to 100 homes on land to the east of Sheep Street.

Gladman’s previous applications for 200 and then 175 homes were both rejected by planning inspectors at appeal.

The latest application number 13/02174/AOP can be viewed on the AVDC website.