Category Archives: Planning

Lorry Parking on Warrenden Rd

On 16th Sept. there was a special N W Chilterns Community Board meeting was held to discuss the Reshaped Report (developed by Jim Stevens) on the lorry parking problems in Warrendene Road to Board Members, Cllr David Carroll and Cllr Steven Broadbent (our local Bucks Council Councillors), and HPC Chairman, Cllr Paul Nicholls, for their consideration and initial comment prior going forward to the Board’s Traffic & Roads Issues Group. Also in attendance were some Warrendene Road residents and HVRA members.

As a result of that meeting, we would urge you ALL to read the 31-page Report (see below) and, furthermore, to please pass on all your comments by 30th September to Jackie Binning, all three Local Members of Bucks Council. (see below for contact details)

Last night Jim Stevens asked the Board Members present to accept the following 5 recommendations:

1. NOTE the extent of the work that has been undertaken to investigate the lorry parking issues raised by the residents, the engagement with key parties, including a wider group of residents, all of which have informed the findings of this report.

2. REJECT the residents’ request, as described in their Petition, due to the adverse implications this would have for the local community in Walters Ash/Naphill.

3. NOTE that other ideas have been identified in this report, that could be taken forwards, to reduce the lorry parking problems in Warrendene Road.

4. COMMENT on the ideas set out in this report, including sending any comments by email to the Community Board Coordinator by 30 September 2021.

5. NOTE that this report and the comments made in the Community Board meeting and received by email, will help inform Buckinghamshire Council Local Members decide by 29th October 2021, the way forwards and next appropriate steps.

It is vital that residents make their comments/concerns/objections known by the 30th September via email to:

Jackie.Binning@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

As the N W Chilterns Community Board’s Co-Ordinator, Jackie needs your comments so that she can pass them on to Board Members on 3rd November where the way forward and next appropriate steps will be agreed:

David.Carroll@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Steve.Broadbent@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Clive.Harriss@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

It is very important that our three Local Members are fully aware of your concerns because ultimately they have to represent their residents in coming to a decision on the ideas/issues raised in Jim Stevens’ Report and the best way forward.

You could also email your comments to the Clerk and Chairman of the Parish Council

clerk@hughenden-pc.gov.uk and paul.nicholls@hughenden-pc.gov.uk


For completeness, the text of the petition that led BC to commission the report is given here.

OAKLEAF FARM PETITION – 23 JULY 20

Report to Community Board – Warrendene Road 13-9-21

Powerpoint for Community Board

Updated 2021-10-01 , Notes from NWC Extra Ordinary CB Meeting 16.09.21

Parish Councils & the Planning process

Recent changes to the process give Parish Councils slightly more say than previously. Parish Councils can now request that a planning request is reviewed by one of the Bucks Council Planning Committees, rather than it being handled by a Planning Officer. The latter is the case for the majority of cases – which are either straightforward & approved or fail for fairly obvious reasons. Details in the link below.

Planning Engagement Summary

Buckinghamshire Council adopt a new Local Enforcement Plan

“On Tuesday 16 June, Buckinghamshire Council adopted a new Local Enforcement Plan. The planning enforcement team investigate alleged breaches of planning control, and will use this plan to take enforcement action where appropriate.

Following the five Bucks Councils coming together, this is a new enforcement policy for a new enforcement service. It sets out how the Council will provide that service and what residents can expect from the service when they have to use it. This new and improved plan prioritises matters that affect residents lives and promotes the use of the Council’s resources to investigate and resolve breaches of control.”

Note that the new Plan is not yet (22 June) available on their web page https://www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/enforcement .

Housing development at Glynswood

In April 2018, Inland Homes invited local residents to a public consultation event on proposals for the re-development of part of Greens Farm in Glynswood. Following this event, they submitted a planning application to Wycombe District Council for 39 new homes.

Since then there have been important planning policy changes made by Wycombe District Council and Inland Homes are bringing forward updated proposals for this site’s re-development as a result. The key Council policy changes they are responding to are new policies which seek an increased level of affordable housing delivery on the site, and updated building regulations. As a result, they are now proposing to deliver 50 new private and affordable homes across the site.

The full details of the event are shown below:

What:            Drop-in session on updated proposals for part of Greens Farm, Glynswood

Where:          Saint Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Amersham Road, High Wycombe, HP13 5AB

When:           Wednesday 18th December from 4pm to 8pm

The event will have car parking available in the neighbouring Saint Francis of Assisi church if you are travelling by car.

History of Uplands

Marion Miller has kindly sent a copy of her fascinating History of Uplands. Here’s a short extract from the Introduction:

For nearly 100 years Uplands was a gentleman’s country residence owned successively by three different families. After 1956 it began a new existence as a training centre; new buildings were added but the old house remained substantially unaltered. In the early 1980s Uplands was given a new lease of life. The service end of the original house was demolished and the front range became the centre of a radical new development, blending the best of the old with innovative modern design by one of the country’s leading architectural practices. The philosophy extended to the grounds with new landscaping complimenting historic garden features and planting. The recent expansion of the use of the complex to a hotel and conference centre has made Uplands more accessible to a wider audience, enhancing its value as a community asset.

This report covers the history of Uplands during four periods, 1858-1900, 1900-1935, 1935-1956 and 1956 onwards. It then discusses the contribution made by the architects of the buildings and concludes with recommendations for further research, acknowledgements and finally the sources used by the writer.

The full document is here.

A History of Uplands

Redrow Homes held an Exhibition in Hughenden Village Hall on 17 May to seek comments on their emerging proposal for the redevelopment of the Uplands site in Four Ashes Road.  Currently owned by DeVere Group, Redrow propose demolishing the existing historic building and conference facilities to make way for up to 16 executive homes.

Clearly no one was particularly enthusiastic about demolishing a significant building which over the years has devolved into a major training, conference and wedding facility, but at the time it was unclear of the historical nature of the building.  Since then Marian Miller from the High Wycombe Society has written a preliminary report on a voluntary basis on behalf of the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society (BAS) and the Historic Buildings & Landscapes Group of the Chiltern Society.  A copy of the report is attached here.

Preview of Proposals for Redevelopment of Uplands House.

Redrow Homes is undertaking consultation on their emerging proposals for the redevelopment of Uplands House in Four Ashes Road.

The site is currently owned and operated by De Vere Venues.  Redrow Homes has been in discussions with De Vere about the availability of the site and believes that the site is an ideal location for a small number of quality new homes.

In advance of the public consultation exhibition, Redrow homes are inviting residents to a preview of the event on Friday 17th May 2013 from 2.30pm – 3.30pm at Hughenden Valley Village Hall.

At the preview session you will be able to view the emerging proposals, leave your comments and also put questions to the project team.

The public exhibition at the Hughenden Valley Village Hall will be held from 4pm – 8pm on the same day.

Planning Update

The following information has been supplied by the Resident’s Association Planning Sub-committee:

Hemley Hill Travellers Site
The Public Inquiry held at Wycombe District Council (WDC) on 22 May has been adjourned until
5 September because of controversy over the Proofs of Evidence, and that one of the Appellants had purchased land in Flackwell Heath which co-incidentally appears in the Baker Report on Gypsy & Traveller Sites in Bucks as a “gypsy site of significance”.

Walters Ash Travellers Site
The Judicial Review into the Hemley Hill Travellers’ Appeal that was held in the High Court was rejected on 8th May. The lawyers for the Appellant have informed WDC that they submitted Notice to Appeal on 6 June, 2 days after the 28 day deadline, but it is the discretion of the Civil Appeals Office to decide whether to accept the appeal, even though it is out of time. If the Court of Appeal refuses permission then that would leave no further avenues to pursue this matter in England but the Appellant can take the matter to the European Court of Human Rights.

Hopkins Yard
The Appeal against WDC’s refusal to grant planning permission for boundary fencing has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate.

Magnolia Sports & Social Club
WDC has refused planning permission for an indoor gym and outdoor fastlane pool.