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A MAJOR housing development was rejected last Thursday (June 6) to the relief of villagers.
Persimmons Homes proposal for the Holy Cross site in Chalfont St Peter involved 198 homes and a 75-bedroom care home but Chiltern District Council Planning Committee decided the plan would be detrimental to the character of the village while also taking issues with the play field's location.
Now the village awaits results of a judicial review which takes into account the parish's calls for a school to be moved to the land rather than it being used soley for residential use.
The Persimmon Homes Thames Valley managing director has expressed disappointment with the result and said the company remains committed to building houses in the area. Village councillors want any future plans to fully involve the community.
Bucks County Councillor for Chalfont St Peter, David Martin, said: "I am very pleased this application was refused by the committee against the advice of its own officers.
"The consensus the committee expressed reflected those of Chalfont St Peter residents.
"This was a disgraceful application designed purely to stuff as many inappropriate dwellings as possible on to an historic site without a care for the future consequences to our village."
A CHARITY auction in aid of a carehome will take place on Saturday (June 8) at St Joseph's Church Hall, Chalfont St Peter, from 7pm.
A COMPETITION will take place at the next WI meeting in the Guide Centre in School Lane, Chalfont St Giles, at 2pm on Wednesday June 12.
BANK staff swapped their day jobs for green-fingered roles at a care centre on Friday (May 17).
Firefighters attended a car fire on Sunday (May 19) morning.
The Children's Society May Fayre will take place from 10am to 2pm on Saturday (May 18) at Chalfont St Peter Parish Church Hall.
ROAD works will finish tomorrow in Chalfont St Peter, opening up a bridge to traffic and villagers tomorrow evening.The works were going on for months and caused disruption and angst among traders.
Reactions to come in next week's Bucks Advertiser.