Residents call meeting over potential development of Gomm Valley

Residents call meeting over potential development of Gomm Valley

Residents call meeting over potential development of Gomm Valley

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A MEETING to discuss the potential development of the Gomm Valley has been called by residents who say they have ignored by a consulting council.

James Whicher said many of his neighbours and residents around the Hammersley Lane area were unaware of the possible development of the Gomm Valley until it was flagged up by his friend in Tylers Green.

He said residents were “outraged” by both the potential development and a perceived lack of communication by Wycombe District Council over the options in its Local Plan, which is currently out to public consultation.

Under the options outlined in the consultation document, about 400 homes could be built on the valley but most of the area would remain undeveloped.

Mr Whicher said: “No-one who lives on the southern part of Hammersey Lane or the Robinson Road Estate has received any information about this.

“Nothing has been put through our doors and I found out by accident from a friend in Tylers Green. Their Residents Association put a leaflet together.

“I was delivering leaflets yesterday and every person I spoke to had no knowledge this was on the horizon again, nor that there was a public consultation. The general feeling about not being told is outrage.”

The council said it sent out 75,000 Local Plan packs via the Royal Mail in the first two weeks of February. WDC said it was “surprised” to hear some homes had not received their copy and were taking the matter up with the firm.

The authority added the consultation packs were also available in libraries, council offices and community leaflet stands around the district.

WDC said it teamed up with parish and town councils, put up posters, placed adverts in the South Bucks Star and had information on the council website.

The authority said details of the Local Plan and consultation were also featured in its Wycombe District Times magazine and stories in the Bucks Free Press.

Exhibitions and meetings are also being held around the district, WDC added.

The public meeting called by residents will be held at the Royal British Legion HQ in Cock Lane, High Wycombe, from 8pm on March 19.

WDC’s two month Local Plan consultation concludes on April 4.

To take part or to find out more information, including the dates and venues of exhibitions, visit www.wycombe.gov.uk/newlocalplan.

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7:54pm Mon 10 Mar 14

ryeman says...

We didn't receive a pack either, maybe because my village won't be directly affected. But because I don't live with my head down a hole, I still knew all about the plans. If people were that worried about development in their area, they'd keep abreast of these things, wouldn't they?
We didn't receive a pack either, maybe because my village won't be directly affected. But because I don't live with my head down a hole, I still knew all about the plans. If people were that worried about development in their area, they'd keep abreast of these things, wouldn't they? ryeman
  • Score: 3

8:13pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Dickitdo says...

Has any consultation , on any project that this Council has proposed ever been reversed . Most probably ( no ) Now this is not because they only have good ideas it is the way that they fiddle the results of the consultation . Wycombe Town Center has been destroyed by the Planners of High Wycombe and they have to keep on with these stupid no use ideas ,and keep fixing the results so as to justify the existence of the over inflated Planning Department in High Wycombe and Aylesbury They are not fit for purpose a lot of redundancy 's should be called for in this department , as too many stupid ideas keep coming from them .
Has any consultation , on any project that this Council has proposed ever been reversed . Most probably ( no ) Now this is not because they only have good ideas it is the way that they fiddle the results of the consultation . Wycombe Town Center has been destroyed by the Planners of High Wycombe and they have to keep on with these stupid no use ideas ,and keep fixing the results so as to justify the existence of the over inflated Planning Department in High Wycombe and Aylesbury They are not fit for purpose a lot of redundancy 's should be called for in this department , as too many stupid ideas keep coming from them . Dickitdo
  • Score: 5

10:41pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

I can't imagine a much worse place to build houses. **** Lane (top or bottom) is hardly the best access route to a new development.
I can't imagine a much worse place to build houses. **** Lane (top or bottom) is hardly the best access route to a new development. Monty Cristo
  • Score: 4

10:42pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Monty Cristo says...

Monty Cristo wrote:
I can't imagine a much worse place to build houses. **** Lane (top or bottom) is hardly the best access route to a new development.
Ha, censored by the free press! C*ck Lane!
[quote][p][bold]Monty Cristo[/bold] wrote: I can't imagine a much worse place to build houses. **** Lane (top or bottom) is hardly the best access route to a new development.[/p][/quote]Ha, censored by the free press! C*ck Lane! Monty Cristo
  • Score: 4

10:26am Tue 11 Mar 14

pennman says...

We should actually knock houses down. The supply and demand dynamic will cause house prices to rise and be a natural cap on population growth in the South East
We should actually knock houses down. The supply and demand dynamic will cause house prices to rise and be a natural cap on population growth in the South East pennman
  • Score: -2

11:04pm Tue 11 Mar 14

vannin says...

Much of C*ck Lane and Pimms Grove failed to receive packs, but probably DID receive the free council mag containing the Local Plan - which is how I heard about it. Not only is C*ck Lane already more dangerous than ever, overwhelmed by speeding traffic, the access will be from there via Pimms Grove and Close, to link up with the proposed road continuation of Gomm Rd.
The plan includes the idea for buses eventually to use that route!

Then there is the proposed new M40 junction 3A with its slip road going from Kingsmead Rd. Meaning more speeding traffic in C*ck Lane and Hammersley Lane, going to and from the motorway.
Much of C*ck Lane and Pimms Grove failed to receive packs, but probably DID receive the free council mag containing the Local Plan - which is how I heard about it. Not only is C*ck Lane already more dangerous than ever, overwhelmed by speeding traffic, the access will be from there via Pimms Grove and Close, to link up with the proposed road continuation of Gomm Rd. The plan includes the idea for buses eventually to use that route! Then there is the proposed new M40 junction 3A with its slip road going from Kingsmead Rd. Meaning more speeding traffic in C*ck Lane and Hammersley Lane, going to and from the motorway. vannin
  • Score: 0

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