Family from Flackwell Heath take petition to council over M40 fears

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A FAMILY who believe not enough was done to alert people to the local plan have delivered a petition to the council against proposals to build a new M40 junction.

Pat Curtis and her family have lived in Spring Lane for over 30 years but fear a new junction would damage their home and business.

Although the original consultation ended on April 4, the family say they knew nothing of it until April 8, and therefore did not have long enough to fight the proposal.

Pat Curtis said: “We didn’t hear about the consultation until very late and we therefore only had two weeks to try and fight it.

“I have to say 85% of the people I contacted had no idea of what the proposal was, which is a bit scary.

“Most people were aware housing was an issue but lots of people didn’t know anything about this.”

In the council meeting on Monday the family delivered a petition which had just under 300 signatures against the proposal.

Despite not having enough signatures to lead to a debate at the meeting, the family are hopeful their online petition will have more of an effect.

The ‘Save Cobbles Farm’ e-petition has over 850 signatures at the moment and the family hope that will grow in time for them to deliver to the council again in July.

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5:04pm Fri 2 May 14

1wycombe says...

get over it..if not jog on
get over it..if not jog on 1wycombe
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9:17am Sat 3 May 14

piran says...

What a surprise more minorities in Buckinghamshire (home of NIMBYs) against progress
What a surprise more minorities in Buckinghamshire (home of NIMBYs) against progress piran
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10:30am Sun 4 May 14

Malc London says...

Nothing wrong with fighting against proposals which will have a detrimental effect on your home.

Take HS2 for example. A White Elephant which is about as useful as closing all the junctions on the M40 and increasing the speed limit to 100mph.
Nothing wrong with fighting against proposals which will have a detrimental effect on your home. Take HS2 for example. A White Elephant which is about as useful as closing all the junctions on the M40 and increasing the speed limit to 100mph. Malc London
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1:29pm Sun 4 May 14

piran says...

Malc London wrote:
Nothing wrong with fighting against proposals which will have a detrimental effect on your home.

Take HS2 for example. A White Elephant which is about as useful as closing all the junctions on the M40 and increasing the speed limit to 100mph.
As normal, selfish people who cannot see further than their house prices!
What about the majority who want these things. Stop being so selfish Malc and take your head out of the sand and for goodness sake start to think about the future and others.
[quote][p][bold]Malc London[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with fighting against proposals which will have a detrimental effect on your home. Take HS2 for example. A White Elephant which is about as useful as closing all the junctions on the M40 and increasing the speed limit to 100mph.[/p][/quote]As normal, selfish people who cannot see further than their house prices! What about the majority who want these things. Stop being so selfish Malc and take your head out of the sand and for goodness sake start to think about the future and others. piran
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5:17pm Sun 4 May 14

Malc London says...

If you mean HS2 the majority don't want it.

It's not about house prices, more about an incredible waste of money for something with no economic benefit whilst making hundreds of the most vulnerable people homeless with little chance of being rehoused locally

It's selfish big business supported by ignorant people who think the railway will bring untold riches to poverty stricken north.
If you mean HS2 the majority don't want it. It's not about house prices, more about an incredible waste of money for something with no economic benefit whilst making hundreds of the most vulnerable people homeless with little chance of being rehoused locally It's selfish big business supported by ignorant people who think the railway will bring untold riches to poverty stricken north. Malc London
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9:05pm Sun 4 May 14

piran says...

Malc London wrote:
If you mean HS2 the majority don't want it.

It's not about house prices, more about an incredible waste of money for something with no economic benefit whilst making hundreds of the most vulnerable people homeless with little chance of being rehoused locally

It's selfish big business supported by ignorant people who think the railway will bring untold riches to poverty stricken north.
It's going to happen NIMBY. Clear huge majority in Parliament. Tiny lot of NIMBYs in Bucks will not stop progress
[quote][p][bold]Malc London[/bold] wrote: If you mean HS2 the majority don't want it. It's not about house prices, more about an incredible waste of money for something with no economic benefit whilst making hundreds of the most vulnerable people homeless with little chance of being rehoused locally It's selfish big business supported by ignorant people who think the railway will bring untold riches to poverty stricken north.[/p][/quote]It's going to happen NIMBY. Clear huge majority in Parliament. Tiny lot of NIMBYs in Bucks will not stop progress piran
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10:55pm Sun 4 May 14

Malc London says...

It may get started, but will will get canned as the people are stronger than parliament. It's a case of just how much money is wasted.

Just hope not too much damage is done to those in the London boroughs and the various Counties who are opposed to this WHITE ELEPHANT.

But common sense will prevail. For the sake of the next generation, it has to.
It may get started, but will will get canned as the people are stronger than parliament. It's a case of just how much money is wasted. Just hope not too much damage is done to those in the London boroughs and the various Counties who are opposed to this WHITE ELEPHANT. But common sense will prevail. For the sake of the next generation, it has to. Malc London
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11:29am Mon 5 May 14

piran says...

Malc London wrote:
It may get started, but will will get canned as the people are stronger than parliament. It's a case of just how much money is wasted.

Just hope not too much damage is done to those in the London boroughs and the various Counties who are opposed to this WHITE ELEPHANT.

But common sense will prevail. For the sake of the next generation, it has to.
Yes Malc "common sense will prevail. For the next generation....." and HS2 will be built. Same minorities who hope to block progress thought that canals were WHITE ELEPHANTs, they thought railways were WHITE ELEPHANTs, they thought motorways were WHITE ELEPHANT. Luckily people of vision can and do plan for future generations, unlike you. Stop being so selfish and plan for your grandchildren!
[quote][p][bold]Malc London[/bold] wrote: It may get started, but will will get canned as the people are stronger than parliament. It's a case of just how much money is wasted. Just hope not too much damage is done to those in the London boroughs and the various Counties who are opposed to this WHITE ELEPHANT. But common sense will prevail. For the sake of the next generation, it has to.[/p][/quote]Yes Malc "common sense will prevail. For the next generation....." and HS2 will be built. Same minorities who hope to block progress thought that canals were WHITE ELEPHANTs, they thought railways were WHITE ELEPHANTs, they thought motorways were WHITE ELEPHANT. Luckily people of vision can and do plan for future generations, unlike you. Stop being so selfish and plan for your grandchildren! piran
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7:07am Tue 6 May 14

Malc London says...

Giving them a legacy of a train that doesn't stop anywhere yet costs billions is not a good thing.

We are not Germany or France, our requirements for a public transport system is different.

A train line that stops at stations along the route is what this Country needs. So people can actually use it.
Giving them a legacy of a train that doesn't stop anywhere yet costs billions is not a good thing. We are not Germany or France, our requirements for a public transport system is different. A train line that stops at stations along the route is what this Country needs. So people can actually use it. Malc London
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