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. The parish council has already provided a new play space and skate park to enhance the leisure facilities.
In December 2018 Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) granted Nicholas King Homes (NKH) planning permission to build 74 homes. They also provide a multi-use ball games court, additional car parking and footpath access through to Castlemead. There are a number of issues with the ball court still to be resolved before the court and car parking can pass across to the parish council.
Outline planning permission was granted for a day nursery and a public house/restaurant as required by the neighbourhood plan. Nicholas King Homes have since submitted two applications to Buckinghamshire Council seeking to convert these parcels of land for use as further residential properties. The parish council has opposed both applications. Buckinghamshire Council has not yet issued any decision notice.
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. CuriosiTea cafe is now located inside the Memorial Hall, closest to the leisure facilities.