Circus Fields homes development given thumbs-up

A ‘flagship development’ for Aylesbury has been given the green light by the district council’s strategic development control committee.

The development on land at Circus Fields on Oakfield Road will consist of 74 homes of which 30 are two bed apartments, 17 are three bed houses and 27 are four bed properties.

Following a lengthy discussion the committee agreed to approve the development with the vote seven to two in favour of the application, however it has first been delegated to planning officers to finalise a few legal points.

Councillor Michael Edmonds, chair of the committee, told The Bucks Herald: “This is a flagship development for the town. “It is something that Aylesbury should be very proud of.”

Developer Kier Homes said they were pleased the homes had been given the go-ahead.

Deputy managing director of Kier Homes Nick Moore said: “We are delighted that the planning committee has resolved to grant permission for our new development which will bring much-needed, quality new homes to the Stocklake area of Aylesbury.

“Our other local schemes, Juniper Park and The Avenue, have so far proved really popular so we’re hoping to emulate this success with Circus Fields.”

However, Margaret Smith, the clerk of Bierton and Broughton Parish Council, who spoke against the proposed development at the meeting told The Bucks Herald that she felt the site was being ‘overdeveloped’.

She said: “We always had a feeling it would be given the go-ahead but we are disappointed by the decision.

“We believe it is an overdevelopment of the site, it will cause traffic problems on what are already busy stretches of road and we also feel it will impact on our view of the surrounding countryside.”

Work on the site is expected to begin early next year.