Category Archives: Transport

What do you want travel around High Wycombe to look like in the future?

Residents are urged to make their views known on Buckinghamshire Council’s plans for seamless, sustainable and safe travel.

The draft Transport Strategy and Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) for High Wycombe map out proposed improvements which will make green travel options easier than ever.

Drop-in sessions are being held at:

  • Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe – Saturday 5 November – 10:30am to 2pm
  • High Wycombe Library – Friday 18 November – 10am to 4pm

Find out more and complete the survey before 28 November at www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/high-wycombe-travel or visit High Wycombe Library for printed copies of the document and survey.

More detail is at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/tell-us-what-do-you-want-travel-around-high-wycombe-to-look-like-in-the-future/

Consultation: Have your say on the Home to School Transport

Buckinghamshire Council has launched its Home to School Transport Consultation inviting residents to share their views on proposed changes to council-run school bus charges (Spare Seats Scheme), the Home to School Transport Policy (0- to 25-Year-Olds) and the Post-16 Transport Policy Statement for 2023 to 2024.

Between Wednesday 19 October and midnight on Sunday 4 December, people in Buckinghamshire will be able to provide their views on proposals for:

  • Spare Seats Scheme charging options
  • Updates to our home to school transport policies

Any changes will apply for the 2023 to 2024 academic year onwards and will apply to both new and existing customers.

More details are at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/have-your-say-on-the-home-to-school-transport-consultation/

Planning application 22/05000FUL

The residents of Warrendene Road are shocked and dismayed to learn that the owner of Country Supplies, has just submitted a Full planning application under Ref: 22/05000/FUL to create a new access road into the Oakleaf Farm site, with associated highways realignment, from Bryants Bottom Road that will allow up to 12 HGVs to park as well the creation of a car park for up to 34 cars and light goods vehicles on the “Mushroom” field adjacent to the site that lies in the Green Belt and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where there is a presumption against any new development unless there are very special/exceptional circumstances. The huge increase in the number of parking spaces and increase in full-time staff illustrates the company’s desire for expansion on the site.

A meeting was held in the the Village Hall on Sunday 23rd Jan.

The planning documents can be seen at https://publicaccess.wycombe.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/search.do?action=simple&searchType=Application using reference 22/05000FUL.

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Wendover active travel schemes

Work to improve active travel schemes in and around Wendover is due to start the week of 24 January. The work, which is expected to take three months, will improve the cycling and walking network and help promote sustainable travel in the town.

The work will include a blend of creating new stretches of cycleway, widening and resurfacing existing cycleways and footways and adding markings on roads and cycleway signage. All will combine to make it easier for cyclists and pedestrians to get around the town using a cohesive network.

More details at : Bucks Council web page

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

Bucks Council asks for views on new Vehicle Removal Policy

Buckinghamshire Council is asking residents to give their views on a new Vehicle Removal Policy, which sets out the circumstances the Council will remove parked vehicles that contravene on-street parking restrictions – or whose owners persistently avoid paying parking charges and parking penalty charge notices – and take them to a secure vehicle storage facility.

Details here