Residents petition to prevent potential development of Wycombe park

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Brian Pearce Cllr Brian Pearce

A PETITION by residents against the potential development of Buckmaster Playing Fields has been submitted to a council.

Cressex residents have moved to strike the field off the sites being considered for development under Wycombe District Council’s Local Plan.

Cllr Brian Pearce, ward member for Booker and Cressex, handed the document signed by 584 people to Full Council on Thursday night.

He told fellow councillors the Holmers Farm estate and wider area was already overdeveloped and the field gave residents a place to breathe.

Cllr Pearce said: “It’s already an overdeveloped area, we also have an extended John Lewis and Next coming soon, as well as the Handy Cross sports centre, the infrastructure will not take any more traffic.

“This field is vital for the area to act as a breathing lung; an area for children to play, adults to participate in sport and for dog walkers.

“I will fight tooth and nail to keep open spaces in Booker and Cressex.”

Cllr Neil Marshall, WDC Cabinet member for Planning and Sustainability, said he was aware of the feeling of residents and was quick to point out the Local Plan was out to public consultation.

He said: “At the current time, there are no firm plans for Buckmaster Playing Fields to be developed. We want to get the feelings of people.”

To take part in the Local Plan consultation visit www.wycombe.gov.uk

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2:50pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Darren Hayday says...

Brian makes a good point. Cressex is over developed and they keep on cramming more into what little space is left.
Brian makes a good point. Cressex is over developed and they keep on cramming more into what little space is left. Darren Hayday
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5:48pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bibsys1980 says...

Totally agree the field space is used by all my children and was even used by their father when he was a lad .It would be very sad to see it built on especially as we seem to have everything we need and more locally .
Totally agree the field space is used by all my children and was even used by their father when he was a lad .It would be very sad to see it built on especially as we seem to have everything we need and more locally . Bibsys1980
  • Score: 5

11:21pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

Before the Planners for Wycombe come up with any more plans for Wycombe and surrounding areas ,they will need to do a feasibility study with regard to the Sewage Works that have failed to work of late , and are likely to fail again and again . The sewage works in Little Marlow has no reserve capacity ! . Sewage is now polluting our local rivers . You can not build housing etc. when there is little or no facilities in place to deal with peoples Basic needs .
Before the Planners for Wycombe come up with any more plans for Wycombe and surrounding areas ,they will need to do a feasibility study with regard to the Sewage Works that have failed to work of late , and are likely to fail again and again . The sewage works in Little Marlow has no reserve capacity ! . Sewage is now polluting our local rivers . You can not build housing etc. when there is little or no facilities in place to deal with peoples Basic needs . Dickitdo
  • Score: 7

5:24pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Wyca Woman says...

Why was the roadshow that is planned for tonight (Thursday 6th March 7-9) at John Hampden school not mentioned in this article? The Marlow roadshow received it's own article. The traffic at Booker and Cressex is becoming worse (along with the state of the roads) The last thing we need is a new development on the playing fields. (The proposed NEXT development is bad enough) People on that housing estate will become prisoners in their own homes, unable to move for all the traffic at rush hour.
Why was the roadshow that is planned for tonight (Thursday 6th March 7-9) at John Hampden school not mentioned in this article? The Marlow roadshow received it's own article. The traffic at Booker and Cressex is becoming worse (along with the state of the roads) The last thing we need is a new development on the playing fields. (The proposed NEXT development is bad enough) People on that housing estate will become prisoners in their own homes, unable to move for all the traffic at rush hour. Wyca Woman
  • Score: -1

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