Plans to double the number of HGV trips to an industrial estate have been deferred over “highway safety” concerns.

Wycombe Recycling submitted an application relating to its site on the Binders Industrial Estate, in Cryers Hill, seeking to vary a planning permission condition “to allow for 160 HGV movements per day, rising from 80 vehicle movements previously permitted”.

This, despite fears for the safety of schoolchildren and residents’ health.

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Binders Industrial Estate

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However, during a recent West Bucks Area Planning Committee, members voted unanimously to defer the application for “further information to be sought in respect of highway safety”.

Cllr Paul Turner proposed the motion, seconded by Cllr Sarfaraz Raja.

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The original planning condition stated: “The maximum total number of vehicle movements shall not exceed 80 per day (40 in, 40 out).”

It could mean 80 (HGV) trips in, and 80 trips out (160 total) per day, if approved.

Concerns over highway safety and children accessing Great Kingshill Church of England Combined School were previously raised – but the Highways Authority did not consider the proposal a highway safety concern.

“Speeding vehicles”, and “disruption and danger” from other drivers were also raised.

“The roads are inadequate for these large vehicles,” said Cllr David Carroll, previously. “It’s in the vicinity of a school and many children walk to school and this could have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, alongside the residents.”

The application will return to the committee after a further highway safety review.