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We have objected to an application from West Waddy ADP to build up to 140 dwellings at Little Studdridge Farm, south of Stokenchurch in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The society is backing many local objectors including Stokenchurch and Ibstone Parish Councils, the Chilterns Conservation Board and the Chiltern Society.
This constitutes major development in the AONB which is outlawed by the government’s National Planning Policy Framework unless there are exceptional circumstances which can be demonstrated to be in the public interest. There are no such circumstances here.
The society’s concern is that this will have an adverse effect on the public’s enjoyment of the public footpaths in the vicinity; it will be an eyesore which will suburbanise this rural area and destroy its tranquillity.
The plans will generate much additional traffic on Ibstone Road, which is used a great deal by walkers, horse-riders and cyclists to connect to other public paths in the area. They will be endangered by the extra traffic and the peace of the area will be shattered.
We have urged the Wycombe District Council planning committee to reject this application.