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Campaigners raise £38k+ to challenge planning permission for 3,000 home scheme

A local environmental group says it has amassed £38,000 in one week from donors who want it to legally change a planning decision by Buckinghamshire Council.

Hampden Fields Action Group objects to outline planning permission having been given for a 3,000 homes development with associated infrastructure.

The development is by developer Fairfield Partnership, landowner Aylesbury College and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.

The action group claimed Buckinghamshire ignored “evidence-based objections”, and argued that outline planning permission had been confirmed despite concerns raised by local NHS bodies over the impact of this quantity of new residents on health facilities.

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It also said that the draft Vale of Aylesbury local plan was still undergoing examination and the Hampden Fields area was part of this.

“Buckinghamshire Council have simply parked a large tank on the inspector’s lawn,” the group said.

The council declined to comment.

Mark Smulian

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