St Faith's parish church
Newton Longville shown within Buckinghamshire
|Population||1,846 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Newton Longville|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||Milton Keynes|
|EU Parliament||South East England|
|Website||Newton Longville Community Association|
The toponym "Newton" is derived from the Old English for "new farm". It is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Nevtone. The affix "Longville" was added in the 13th century after the Cluniac priory of Longueville, Calvados, in Normandy, France, that held the manor of Newton at that time, and to distinguish this village from other places called Newton, particularly nearby Newton Blossomville. In 1441, when its previous holder died without an heir, the Crown bestowed the manor on the Warden and fellows of New College, Oxford.
The main industry in the village between 1847 and 1990 was brick making. The village had a large brick factory, originally belonging to the Read family, becoming the Bletchley Brick company in 1923, and then taken over by the London Brick Company (LBC) in 1929. The works made Fletton bricks and distributed them all over the country. It was closed in November 1990 and is now a landfill site.
The expansion plans for Milton Keynes designated Newton Longville to be the centre of a large development district known for planning purposes as the "Southern Expansion Area" in 2004. However, the Planning Inspector's comment on the South East regional plan advised that the railway between Bletchley and Oxford just north of the village should mark the southern boundary of any expansion of the urban area.
In 2009 Buckinghamshire County Council proposed a new settlement called "Salden Chase", right up to the administrative county boundary. This will adjoin Milton Keynes at Far Bletchley and fit between the A421 road and the railway, thus preserving the railway as the southern boundary of (greater) Milton Keynes. For statistical purposes it will be part of the Milton Keynes urban area although it is in Aylesbury Vale.
The same plans propose a new Newton Longville railway station on the line when it is reopened as part of the planned East West Rail Link. The planning guidance for Salden Chase also requires that provision be made for a new road linking the A421 road at the Snelshall Street (V1) roundabout with the new A4146 road beside the West Coast Main Line railway. This would pass north-east of Newton Longville.
After the 2010 United Kingdom general election, the incoming Coalition government cancelled the outgoing Labour government's regional housing targets. The proponents of the development withdrew the application in March 2011. Howeve, As of March 2013[update] the developers' consortium had begun consulting with nearby parish councils with a view to submitting a new planning application.
- "Area: Newton Longville (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- Page 1927, pp. 425–429.
- Newton Longville Twinning Association[dead link]
- "Salden Chase (North East Aylesbury Vale) Masterplan and Delivery Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)". Aylesbury Vale District Council.
- 10/00891/AOP "Salden Chase, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville, Buckinghamshire". Buckinghamshire County Council.
- "Salden Chase plans are back on the table". MK News (Local World). 10 April 2013.
Sources and further reading
- Martin, Roger; Bates, Jimmy (1995). A Pictorial History of Newton Longville. Newton Longville: Roger Martin.
- Page, William, ed. (1905). "The Cluniac Priory of Newton Longville". A History of the County of Buckingham. Victoria County History 1. pp. 395–396.
- Page, William, ed. (1927). "Newton Longville or Newnton Longueville". A History of the County of Buckingham. Victoria County History 4. pp. 425–429.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1973) . Buckinghamshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 215–216. ISBN 0-14-071019-1.
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