In 2005 the land to the top and side of the recreation ground was identified as a development area for community facilities and further housing within the Pitstone Comprehensive Development Plan. A set of policy statements for these parcels of land were included within the Pitstone Neighbourhood Plan (which was supported by 97% of residents that voted).
The vision is for the recreation ground, the hall and the surrounding area to become the new heart of Pitstone – joining the old part of the village to Castlemead. We hope it will be a pleasant area that people want to enjoy.
In December 2018 Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) granted Nicholas King Homes (NKH) planning permission to build 74 homes. They will also provide a multi-use ball games court, additional car parking and footpath access through to Castlemead. The parish council will work with NKH to deliver the leisure facilities and will keep residents updated.
Outline planning permission has also been granted for a day nursery and a public house/restaurant as required by the neighbourhood plan. It is our understanding that NKH intend to place these two parcels onto the open market and the operators will submit full planning applications/for discharge of conditions in due course.
The Memorial Hall Charity are also looking into the possibility of extending/enhancing the Memorial Hall building and the existing facilities to better meet the needs of the growing community.