Booker housing plans rejected

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We are delighted that planning inspector Christa Masters has rejected plans to build two houses next to Booker Common and a public bridleway in Buckinghamshire.  Mr P Wells appealed against Wycombe District Council’s refusal of his application for two detached dwellings next to the former Live and Let Live pub.

The development site is on the left.

The proposed development site is on the left, close to the bridleway and common to the right.

The developers appeared to ignore the fact that the houses would be right next to the common and to a public bridleway enjoyed by walkers, riders and cyclists, in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The development would have marred the enjoyment of the many people who love the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful wooded common and the many traffic-movements would have put users of the bridleway at risk.

It is excellent that the plans have been rejected.

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