Trendin' in Grendon
Trendin' in Grendon
Following the Planning Inspector for the Vale of Aylesbury Local
Plan (VALP) Examination issuing his final report to the council a meeting of
the Buckinghamshire Council on 15 September 2021 determined to adopt the VALP
as modified to accord with the Inspector’s findings. This letter is formal
notification of the adoption of the plan. For your convenience a copy of the
VALP adoption statement is attached.
The adoption statement, adopted plan and sustainability appraisal reports required by the appropriate regulations can be viewed online on our VALP web pages: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp-2013-2033
Vision for the so called ‘Oxford to Cambridge ARC’
I wanted to make you aware of a Government consultation on what they describe as the Oxford to Cambridge ARC. This sets out their intention to prepare a ‘Spatial Framework’, effectively a Regional Plan, for the area between Oxford and Cambridge. This would potentially have very serious implications for Buckinghamshire as Government could use it to set the direction and scale of new development, in particular new housing. This could mean much higher ‘top down’ housing targets that would need to be met locally.
This Framework would be legally binding upon councils when they come to prepare their own Local Plans, effectively overruling local communities and democratically elected councils’ wishes.
Our position is that Buckinghamshire is already delivering large numbers of new houses within current Government targets. We do not wish these targets to be significantly increased by this Regional Plan. We believe that democratically elected local councils are best placed to make local decisions on where and when housing is built, rather than having this imposed ‘top down’ by central Government.
We understand local residents may be asked to join focus groups to collect views. If you wish to understand our position in more detail, please refer to our website.
Martin Tett. Leader, Buckinghamshire Council.
Grendon Underwood Parish Council response to the MoJ Outline Planning Application for the Mega-Prison
New role aims to help resolve the many issues residents are experiencing due to works for two major rail projects.
Buckinghamshire Council has appointed its first HS2/EWR Marshal, to help residents impacted by the High-Speed 2 and East West Rail project works taking place across the county.
As marshal, Mark Rann will be the council’s eyes and ears on the ground, addressing highways and planning issues caused by HS2 Ltd, the EWR Alliance and their appointed agents, contractors and subcontractors.
Mark took up his post in late July and is quickly getting to know the key issues across Bucks and building relationships with interested parties.
Cabinet member with responsibility for HS2 and EWR, Peter Martin, said: “We have identified the need to invest further into our handling of HS2/EWR activities for the benefit of our communities.
Mark can be contacted at email@example.com
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Presented at the Zoom Meeting held by Greg Smith MP on 21st July 2021
OXCAM ARC - the road may be cancelled BUT ... a new consultation on developing the Arc has been announced 21 July 21 to commence on 21 July 21 for 21 days. Go to this link to comment
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The Outline Planning Application for the Mega Prison from MoJ is published 12July21.
This was sent today to the Bucks Herald, the Guardian, Sunday Times, BBC Home Affairs
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Council has received this letter from the MoJ on 22nd June 2021 advising they have submitted an OPA for the prison.
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Dates of Public Rights Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return
A vacancy has arisen in the post of Responsible Officer to the Council
Inconsiderate parking is a danger to the visually & mobility impaired.
The Presentation given at open meeting held 19th January 2021. Facts & Figures
VACCINATION PROGRAMME / NO INTERNET NOTIFICATION / WHERE; HOW; HELP
Here are a few easy ways you can stay well this Winter.
Are you looking for a Reputable Trader?/ Top Tips to avoid the cowboys
I am appalled at the horrific behaviour of HS2 Ltd and their contractors in my constituency.
Enough is enough. HS2 Ltd have failed on their promise to be a ‘good neighbour’.
How it Works & What it Does/ Venues/ Why its Important/ Privacy/ link to NHS - COVID-19
SHOW CONSIDERATION for OTHERS- sanitize hands; wear a mask; maintain social distancing; stay in family group; dispose responsibly.
Schedule 17 Lorry Route Applications was received by Buckinghamshire Council
(BC), 15 June 2020. The BC response is still awaited.
The Defibrillators are situated at;
On outside wall of no. 40, Springhill Road on the Springhill Estate. & Outside the school on Main Street in the village.
If you suspect someone is having a heart attack or a cardiac arrest, CALL 999.