NEW MEGA PRISON IN GRENDON UNDERWOOD! - CAMPAIGN STATUS
The Planning Authority window for objections closed on 3rd September. Their decision is expected imminently. To see the final list of objections go to the Planning Portal click here. and click on Documents.
On 25th August 2021 the Grendon Underwood Parish Council response to the MoJ Outline Planning Application was submitted to the Buckinghamshire Planning Officer.
On 18th August 2021 the Edgcott Parish Council response to the MoJ Outline Planning Application was submitted to the Buckinghamshire Planning Officer.
On 16th August Greg Smith MP spoke with Crime Commissioner Matthew Barber who advised serious risk to Thames Valley Police resource. You can see it here.
Three open, public drop-in sessions were organised by the Parish councils and held on 4th, 6th & 10th August in Grendon Underwood, Edgcott & Steeple Claydon Village Halls. They were all very well attended so thanks to all who came and supported, including volunteers, Greg Smith, MP, Cllrs Angela Macpherson & Frank Mahon, Buckinghamshire County for Grendon Underwood & Edgcott.
You can download the MoJ flyover of Five Wells displayed at the exhibitions- what they are proposing to build here.
On 22nd July, our MP, Greg Smith spoke in Parliament and you can see it here.
On 21st July the Prison Working Group called an open remote meeting co-hosted by Greg Smith MP.
Use this link to watch the meeting in full:https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fsh%2Fzlo9qowbweu629d%2FAADPyoF5Jov-SjlUb3MFvS7Ra%3Fdl%3D0&data=04%7C01%7C%7Cd4acf7a2c56d41f941d908d94dc5dfa4%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637626334515453357%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=7HdB%2FnEjB8KSvEmCua7qNkl3DKqGG8x%2F%2BPkOV8AmTxI%3D&reserved=0
The presentation given at the meeting can be viewed separately here.
On 14th July, the Parish Councils requested an extension to the statutory response time of 21 days from posting of notices.
On 13th July the Prison Working Group has called a meeting at which all 3 of our Buckinghamshire Councillors will attend.
On 12th July 2021 Outline Planning Application 21/02851/AOP was published to the Bucks AVDC Planning Simple Search site and the GUPC Planning page on this site, setting a closing date for objections at 9th August 2021. The MoJ have submitted 55 supporting documents and you can access these on either of these sites.
On 5th July 2021 Buckinghamshire Council formally recorded receipt of the OPA and also validated it on 5th July.
On 28th June 2021 this press release was released to the Sunday Times, the Guardian, BBC Home Affairs and the Bucks Herald.
On 22nd June 2021 the MoJ advised they had submitted an OPA on 21st June 2021 to Buckinghamshire Council. You can see the MoJ letter here.
Please look out on social media and this web site for more information on leaflet drops & event dates describing how the campaign will ramp up from here on in.