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£200m Pinewood expansion plans rejected

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South Bucks Council has rejected Arup’s plans for a £200 million mixed-use film set and residential development at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire

The scheme, known as Project Pinewood, was set to include up to 1,500 homes and feature a series of streets representing cities including New York, Paris and Venice.

It also featured a primary school, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and cinema, theatre and music production plans.

In a statement the council said: ‘The Committee was firmly of the view that to have allowed this development of over 110 acres in the Green Belt and Colne Valley Park, would not only have caused significant degradation to the local environment and quality of life of local residents but would also have set a precedent thus potentially undermining the Council’s future ability to resist inappropriate Green Belt developments elsewhere in the District.’

Pinewood shot to fame in the 60s with the release of the Carry On and Bond films, and the studios have recently shot Bond’s latest adventure Quantum of Solace, Brideshead Revisited and the Dark Knight

Architect Burland TM, which originally came up with concept designs for the plot, was replaced as masterplanners on the project by Arup last year.

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