MARSWORTH AIRFIELD Planning Application

Information on this significant planning application can now be found on a separate page Click Here to access



Information on this significant planning application for 1,600 homes can now be found on a separate page Click Here to access



 Marsworth Conservation Area.

Click on map to open.  A larger image  is accessible from the file download below the map

Conservation area A4 map
Marsworth Conservation Area-A4 Map.pdf
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Conservation Area - Does it Affect You
Marsworth Conservation Area 03-11-23.pdf
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Link to Bucks Planning page on Living and Building in a Conservation Area  Click Here


Marsworth Conservation Area - Defining Document - AVDC 2002
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National Planning Policy Framework 2023

Advice Note on NPPF
oneill homes Planning Advice Note on NPP[...]
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CPRE comments on NPPF
CPRE comments on NPPF - Marshcroft 26012[...]
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Buckinghamshire Council seeks views on new housing strategy click here for more details

Dacorum Local Plan

Dacorum Borough Council is consulting on the next stage of the Dacorum Local Plan 2024-2040. This focused consultation, called ‘Revised Strategy for Growth’, responds to key issues raised by communities  Once adopted, the new Local Plan will replace the Core Strategy and Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD)

You can submit your comments online via The survey can be completed online from  or the survey can be downloaded and printed from

All information and documents relating to the consultation are available to view on the new consultation portal: 

Map of Tring Section of the Draft Dacorum Local Plan 2024-2040

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP)

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan
Aylesbury_local_plan_L46JWaT 2013 - 2033[...]
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Luton Airport Expansion.


London Luton Airport Expansion Development Consent Order (DCO)

London Luton Airport is proposing to increase by at least 10 million per year the number of passengers for whom the airport is capable of providing air passenger transport services.


Luton Airport DCO – Proposals

A new passenger terminal and additional aircraft stands.

Increase -18 million passengers per annum to 32 million.

See the following document for more information and Click Here to register your interest.

London Luton Airport Expansion Developme[...]
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Startops Farm Planning Application

Redevelopment of the existing farm complex to enable two replacement farm buildings to be constructed with hard standing, parking areas and new access. Demolition of the existing farm, commercial, and equestrian buildings, and existing single storey bungalow. Construction of 9no dwellings and associated works including parking provision and access.


Appeal Decision Refused
Appeal Decision Refused 22_00022_NONDET-[...]
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Anglers Retreat Planning Application 2024

Planning Application 24/00405/APP

Conversion of public house to detached dwelling with associated works including demolition of existing side conservatory and replacement with single storey side extension, replacement roof to single storey rear extension & replacement windows . Demolition of existing outbuildings and erection of two detached dwellings, with associated driveway and private parking bays 


Marsworth Parish Council Objection

Marsworth Parish Council objects as it does not want to see a third public house in the village disappear in the space of 15 years. It believes the Anglers Retreat has the potential (as has been demonstrated in the past) to be a successful and lucrative business.
The proximity to the canal and reservoirs is a strong attraction and the pub is often very busy with a noticeably different clientele to the Red Lion - the remaining pub at the opposite end of the village. While the existing owners may prefer residential development to continuing operation, this is clearly not an economic necessity. We feel sure that, as recently evidenced at the Red Lion, a fresh and enthusiastic management would significantly improve the volume of business. We do not believe the economic non-viability of the location and buildings is a valid argument in this case.


Local Plan for Bucks-Wider call for Site[...]
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Chiltern Beechwoods Special Area of Conservation - Buckinghamshire Council mitigation review due by January 2023

Chiltern Beechwoods.pdf
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Chilterns Beechwood Mitigation Strategy 22 October 2022
SAC Chilterns Beechwoods Mitigation Stra[...]
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Aldbury Outlook Article on the Chiltern Beechwoods Special Area of Conservation
Protecting Ashridge.pdf
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The planning application has been delayed awaiting the  SAC determination for Buckinghamshire.  Determination expected in December 23 and then a decision on the planning application for the White Lion should follow.


Following representations by the Parish Council through County Councillors to Bucks Council, Planners issued a Section 215 notice requiring the owners of the building to tidy it up as per the file S215 above. 


The planning application to turn the existing building into 2 dwellings has been resubmitted a second time to correct minor errors in the previous one.

The planning application for 6 dwellings at the rear of the existing building has  been refused - see file above for reasons. However a notice of appeal has been served - see Appeal - which may have overturned the refusal decision but this appeal has been rejected by the Planning Inspectorate - see decision letter above.

S215 White Lion
21-00421-CONB White Lion - s215 Notice d[...]
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Notification letter_procedure.pdf
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