Consent secured for 280 units in village location
Working on behalf of the Oxford Diocese, Lightwood began promoting the site as a housing option several years ago. The application itself was twice resolved to be granted consent by the local authority planning committee, however due to the significant political interest it was ‘called in’ by the Secretary of State for further examination. The Planning Inspector recommended that the application be approved and commended it for being ‘par excellence’. The Secretary of State agreed, and consent was ultimately granted.
Although Lightwood had to work with a fractured community, Aylesbury Vale District Council supported the development proposals and endorsed the scheme as a well-planned and sensitively designed extension to the village.
Following the achievement of outline consent the local community began to embrace the opportunities that the development was proposing to deliver and engaged over the provision of public open space and sporting facilities.