Beaconsfield Old Town land swap proposal dismissed

Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield Old Town Beaconsfield Old Town

PLANS for a proposed land swap which would see 45 paid for parking spaces introduced to Beaconsfield Old Town have been scrapped.

South Bucks District Council has taken the decision not to pursue the land swap after a survey found more people were against changes.

The district council have revealed slightly more residents were against plans. The majority of businesses were also against it while the majority of shops were in favour of the decision.

A SBDC spokesman said: “Unfortunately as a result there is no clear mandate for the District Council as managers of the common land to progress this proposal.

“Councillors discussed the results of the survey at the Environment Portfolio Advisory Group on June 18, and the Portfolio Holder Cllr Nick Naylor agreed that no further action will therefore be taken on this matter.

“The District Council will continue to manage the common land within the current constraints for the foreseeable future and no further action on parking controls will be possible.”

Changes would have seen 45 pay-and-display spaces included in the Old Town.

Some residents were concerned that this would result in more commuters parking their cars in residential roads.

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3:55pm Tue 24 Jun 14

SocialistSarah says...

Ha ha ha ha ha....another pet 'VANITY' Project that the Fat Controller has lost the battle on. A priceless waste of the Taxpayers money yet again.....
Ha ha ha ha ha....another pet 'VANITY' Project that the Fat Controller has lost the battle on. A priceless waste of the Taxpayers money yet again..... SocialistSarah
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10:21am Wed 25 Jun 14

Boggyofbucks says...

'Common' sense prevails (geddit?)
'Common' sense prevails (geddit?) Boggyofbucks
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10:41am Wed 25 Jun 14

tigger the campaigner says...

Although I understand the need to put in measures to stop selfish drivers who visit Beaconsfield and park all day in the Old Town for free, the idea of pay & display bays was really unintelligent for a variety of reasons. I am delighted to now read that ‘common’ sense has prevailed, if I too may share the pun. I did however suggest that a more sensible idea might be to have free parking bays with say a 3 hours parking limit, but apparently this would be too expensive to implement and police! Others that responded to my letter published in the BFP told me privately that my suggestion was too sensible!
Although I understand the need to put in measures to stop selfish drivers who visit Beaconsfield and park all day in the Old Town for free, the idea of pay & display bays was really unintelligent for a variety of reasons. I am delighted to now read that ‘common’ sense has prevailed, if I too may share the pun. I did however suggest that a more sensible idea might be to have free parking bays with say a 3 hours parking limit, but apparently this would be too expensive to implement and police! Others that responded to my letter published in the BFP told me privately that my suggestion was too sensible! tigger the campaigner
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7:57am Thu 26 Jun 14

Malc London says...

What commuters? The train station is miles away.
What commuters? The train station is miles away. Malc London
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11:59am Sat 28 Jun 14

tigger the campaigner says...

Malc London wrote:
What commuters? The train station is miles away.
these are commuters that work in offices in Beaconsfield that have big car parks left empty for their clients to use!
[quote][p][bold]Malc London[/bold] wrote: What commuters? The train station is miles away.[/p][/quote]these are commuters that work in offices in Beaconsfield that have big car parks left empty for their clients to use! tigger the campaigner
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