Shock and disappointment at the release of the Inspector’s Report. A statement from Maids Moreton & Foscote Action Group reads:

You may be aware that the Inspector’s Report into the ‘soundness’ of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has now been published.  As part of this Report, the Inspector reviewed the inclusion of the Maids Moreton site (MMO006) as an allocated site for development.  We are deeply disappointed to inform you that the Inspector has found the allocation of the Maids Moreton site ‘sound’.  This means that we will not be able to stop houses being built on that site in the long run.  It has been a terrific campaign involving the whole community, and our great success was achieving a second Hearing Session for the VALP allocation before planning permission was granted, although we are saddened that we were not able to convince the Inspector the site should be removed from the VALP.

We will now focus on negotiating with the Council to secure the best possible s106 Agreement together with Maids Moreton Parish Council, Foscote Parish Meeting, Buckingham Town Council and Parish Councils from the neighbouring villages.  The s106 Agreement is the legal agreement between the Council and the developer which sets out the developer’s obligations and financial contributions.  As drafted, the s106 Agreement fails to implement the resolution of the Strategic Sites Committee which would render granting planning permission unlawful.  In the first instance, we will be appealing to our local Councillor, Warren Whyte, to call the planning application back to committee for a third determination. Failing that, we will seek legal advice on the best way to proceed.

MMFAG, 4th September 2021
Excerpt from the Inspector’s Report on Mill Lane traffic
Excerpt from the Inspector’s Report on the coalescence of Maids Moreton with Buckingham

There will be more news to follow. The Inspector’s Report can be found here:

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) 2013-2033 | Buckinghamshire Council | Aylesbury Vale Area (