Flackwell Heath residents debate development proposals

Bucks Free Press: Residents debate development proposals Residents debate development proposals

ALMOST 100 Flackwell Heath residents have debated proposed plans for development around the area.

In a meeting held at the Royal British Legion in Common Road last week residents also voted in a new chairperson for the Residents Association.

During the meeting hosted by the Flackwell Heath Residents Association (FHRA), residents had their say on the proposals included in the Wycombe District Council Local Plan.

New FHRA chair, Janet Smith, said: “The timing of the AGM gave us an ideal venue and opportunity to publicise the local plan as we have had a lot of feedback that people either didn’t receive the WDC leaflet, or didn’t realise its significance.

“FHRA also needed to know how our members, and other villagers, feel about the plan so we can accurately represent their views in our own response.”

She added: “I joined the FHRA committee because I like living in a village and I’d like to help conserve the village’s character.

“Community is important to me and I think you have to get involved to keep community spirit alive.”

A number of concerns were raised during the meeting including the proposal of a development on Abbey Barn Lane.

During the meeting residents said even though plans were in a very early stage they were worried about the proposals.

They are now being urged by the FHRA to have their say on the proposed plans.

Mrs Smith said: “We feel it is important that members and other villagers take this opportunity to send their individual views on the options suggested in the WDC plan for our area. “This consultation process, as laid out in the leaflet and on WDC website, asks for view’s, ideas and concerns from ‘Everyone’ but the time to respond is limited.”

To have your say please visit: www.wycombe.gov.uk

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11:25am Fri 28 Mar 14

frackellgirl says...

How can Wycombe District Council even think of building hundreds of new houses in the area when the infrastructure is not there to support more and more inhabitants.
The roads in many areas are dreadful with drivers having to swerve, where possible, to avoid gaping great potholes. Apart from vehicle damage, the roads are death traps for anyone on a bike or motorbike. As well as damage to vehicles there is the added distraction of having to look out for these craters as well as all the other thing drivers have to be aware of. The congestion in the rush hour and school times is terrible. Just one accident on the Marlow by-pass or the M40 is enough to bring roads for miles around to a standstill.
There is no emergency unit at Wycombe Hospital. Anyone faced with having to make a dash to the emergency unit faces a tortuous journey along minor country roads to Stoke Mandeville or Wexham. They barely seem to be coping at the moment let alone if there are thousands more people living in the area.
There are reports recently about the situation with the local schools with families not being able to send their children to their school of choice due to demand and overcrowding. In some cases they are given places miles away splitting up siblings in the process.
Instead of trying to cram more houses into the area, destroying forever green fields why don't Wycombe Council ever think of the quality of life for local inhabitants?
How can Wycombe District Council even think of building hundreds of new houses in the area when the infrastructure is not there to support more and more inhabitants. The roads in many areas are dreadful with drivers having to swerve, where possible, to avoid gaping great potholes. Apart from vehicle damage, the roads are death traps for anyone on a bike or motorbike. As well as damage to vehicles there is the added distraction of having to look out for these craters as well as all the other thing drivers have to be aware of. The congestion in the rush hour and school times is terrible. Just one accident on the Marlow by-pass or the M40 is enough to bring roads for miles around to a standstill. There is no emergency unit at Wycombe Hospital. Anyone faced with having to make a dash to the emergency unit faces a tortuous journey along minor country roads to Stoke Mandeville or Wexham. They barely seem to be coping at the moment let alone if there are thousands more people living in the area. There are reports recently about the situation with the local schools with families not being able to send their children to their school of choice due to demand and overcrowding. In some cases they are given places miles away splitting up siblings in the process. Instead of trying to cram more houses into the area, destroying forever green fields why don't Wycombe Council ever think of the quality of life for local inhabitants? frackellgirl
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