First phase of 2,450 homes scheme approved

Land which would form part of the Kingsbrook development

Land which would form part of the Kingsbrook development

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The first phase of a housing scheme which could bring new homes and schools to land near Bierton has been approved by councillors.

Barratt Homes has been given approval by Aylesbury Vale District Council to build 492 homes at the Broughton Crossing.

The developer says that construction on this phase of the Kingsbrook scheme will begin in August with infrastructure and highways works starting first.

The development will be delivered in three phases, and will eventually provide 2,450 homes, two new primary schools, a site for a secondary school, community facilities and 25 acres of employment land.

Clive Bell, project director for Barratt Developments, said: “Obviously we are delighted that the reserved matters planning application for Kingsbrook has now been approved.

“We are entirely committed to this exciting new development which we believe will create a very desirable, new community to the east of Aylesbury.

“We have worked extremely hard with the local authorities and the existing community to deliver a well thought out plan that provides private and affordable housing in an environmentally sensitive setting.”

Opponents of the scheme argued it will cause irreversible harm to the rural character of Broughton Crossing. Plans for a bandstand at a park in the development have been dropped after concerns it would be a focus for anti-social behaviour.