Haddenham Airfield, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Project Details

Client: Lands Improvement
Website: www.haddenhamairfield.com

Project Summary

  • 233 new homes on a greenfield site
  • 4.85 hectares of employment land and a new local convenience store
  • 2.35 hectares of new sports facilities along with a new sports pavilion
  • Play space and amenity area created within the development

PDL Activities & Achievements

  • AVDC Planning Committee voted 8 to 1 in favour of approving this greenfield scheme 
  • Secured planning consent in advance of the Local Plan
  • Active involvement in developing the Neighbourhood Plan, resulting in the site being included as the ‘no 1 priority site’ for new homes
  • Secured the support of the Parish Council, local stakeholders, the glider club and sports clubs
  • Extensive community engagement including site tours, design workshops, public exhibitions and stakeholder briefings
  • Play ground design workshop session held with pupils at the local primary school
  • Facilitation of detailed discussions with local sports clubs over design and provision of the sports pavilion
  • Minimal local objection to the scheme (only 5 objections) 
  • Provision of a press office function during the planning stages, with ongoing proactive media engagement as occupiers take up space onsite
  • Community engagement in relation to the re-location of the glider club offsite, which is a sensitive issue locally