Homes approved for Kingswood site in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe District Council offices where the planning committee met on Wednesday night Wycombe District Council offices where the planning committee met on Wednesday night

HOMES at the former Kingswood County First School site in Totteridge Lane have been approved by Wycombe District Council's planning committee.

The application for 41 dwellings with preserved woodland and public open space, with a new access road form Totteridge Drive- following the demolition of houses 5 and 7, was deferred for planning obligation.

It will be sited alongside the new South Bucks Hospice building which was approved last month.

Councillors, on the whole, liked the proposals although there were worries about the height of a two and a half storey flat and extra traffic on Totteridge Drive.

Planning officer Mr White said the flats were far enough back from the other homes and further than required by planning laws.

He is also said the extra traffic from 41 homes would be marginal compared to the amount of vehicles which already use Totteridge Drive.

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3:35pm Sat 20 Aug 11

libelle says...

Why is it that so many schools in the area are being knocked down and re developed as housing? it isn't as though we havn't any children in need of education yet the Lady Verney in the town became a housing estate and was re sited at the former Welsbourne school in Terriers. The site was then taken over by the Bucks University only to close and then become a housing estate. The Terriers infant school closed and became a housing estate And now the same fate is to befall the kingswood school.
Are all the new occupants of these houses childless? Has the population of our town become infertile? One thing is cirtain, it won't be long before a search will be started to find sites for new schools owing to the desperate shortage in our area.
Why is it that so many schools in the area are being knocked down and re developed as housing? it isn't as though we havn't any children in need of education yet the Lady Verney in the town became a housing estate and was re sited at the former Welsbourne school in Terriers. The site was then taken over by the Bucks University only to close and then become a housing estate. The Terriers infant school closed and became a housing estate And now the same fate is to befall the kingswood school. Are all the new occupants of these houses childless? Has the population of our town become infertile? One thing is cirtain, it won't be long before a search will be started to find sites for new schools owing to the desperate shortage in our area. libelle
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8:07pm Sat 20 Aug 11

wayneo says...

libelle wrote:
Why is it that so many schools in the area are being knocked down and re developed as housing? it isn't as though we havn't any children in need of education yet the Lady Verney in the town became a housing estate and was re sited at the former Welsbourne school in Terriers. The site was then taken over by the Bucks University only to close and then become a housing estate. The Terriers infant school closed and became a housing estate And now the same fate is to befall the kingswood school. Are all the new occupants of these houses childless? Has the population of our town become infertile? One thing is cirtain, it won't be long before a search will be started to find sites for new schools owing to the desperate shortage in our area.
Why do we need so many homes in the first place? With Turkey to join the EU, no doubt we'll need even more. Uncontrolled and irresponsible immigration will be the death of this Country. it has to stop.
[quote][p][bold]libelle[/bold] wrote: Why is it that so many schools in the area are being knocked down and re developed as housing? it isn't as though we havn't any children in need of education yet the Lady Verney in the town became a housing estate and was re sited at the former Welsbourne school in Terriers. The site was then taken over by the Bucks University only to close and then become a housing estate. The Terriers infant school closed and became a housing estate And now the same fate is to befall the kingswood school. Are all the new occupants of these houses childless? Has the population of our town become infertile? One thing is cirtain, it won't be long before a search will be started to find sites for new schools owing to the desperate shortage in our area.[/p][/quote]Why do we need so many homes in the first place? With Turkey to join the EU, no doubt we'll need even more. Uncontrolled and irresponsible immigration will be the death of this Country. it has to stop. wayneo
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9:21am Mon 22 Aug 11

tigeran says...

wayneo wrote:
libelle wrote: Why is it that so many schools in the area are being knocked down and re developed as housing? it isn't as though we havn't any children in need of education yet the Lady Verney in the town became a housing estate and was re sited at the former Welsbourne school in Terriers. The site was then taken over by the Bucks University only to close and then become a housing estate. The Terriers infant school closed and became a housing estate And now the same fate is to befall the kingswood school. Are all the new occupants of these houses childless? Has the population of our town become infertile? One thing is cirtain, it won't be long before a search will be started to find sites for new schools owing to the desperate shortage in our area.
Why do we need so many homes in the first place? With Turkey to join the EU, no doubt we'll need even more. Uncontrolled and irresponsible immigration will be the death of this Country. it has to stop.
Totally agree. More housing less schools. Madness but no one seems to do anything about it. No wonder there is so much trouble around with over crowding, minimal schooling, overpopulated class rooms. This is where the problems start, right here.
Immegration should be stopped and jobs only allowed to go to current residents of this country. All others should be returned home and we should start to mend our broken country and stop all foreign aid untill we are back on our feet again.
[quote][p][bold]wayneo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]libelle[/bold] wrote: Why is it that so many schools in the area are being knocked down and re developed as housing? it isn't as though we havn't any children in need of education yet the Lady Verney in the town became a housing estate and was re sited at the former Welsbourne school in Terriers. The site was then taken over by the Bucks University only to close and then become a housing estate. The Terriers infant school closed and became a housing estate And now the same fate is to befall the kingswood school. Are all the new occupants of these houses childless? Has the population of our town become infertile? One thing is cirtain, it won't be long before a search will be started to find sites for new schools owing to the desperate shortage in our area.[/p][/quote]Why do we need so many homes in the first place? With Turkey to join the EU, no doubt we'll need even more. Uncontrolled and irresponsible immigration will be the death of this Country. it has to stop.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. More housing less schools. Madness but no one seems to do anything about it. No wonder there is so much trouble around with over crowding, minimal schooling, overpopulated class rooms. This is where the problems start, right here. Immegration should be stopped and jobs only allowed to go to current residents of this country. All others should be returned home and we should start to mend our broken country and stop all foreign aid untill we are back on our feet again. tigeran
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