Where Angels fear to tread?

A failed road which Buckingham Town Council has been asking the local highway authority to repair for more than five years still awaits repair. Top Angel, one of the industrial estate’s main thoroughfares, between Great Slade and Osier Way, collapsed largely due to heavy vehicles delivering to factories and units.

Despite repeated requests to have this road maintained, still nothing has been done. A spokesman for Transport for Buckinghamshire told BTC in January that two large areas “right outside the entrance to two large industrial parks” need to be reconstructed and this would require a road closure “creating havoc for local businesses”. Suitable timing and availability of funds must be taken into consideration.

Ironically, two days later Buckinghamshire Council’s Strategic Sites planning committee approved outline plans for 420 houses, to which one of the entrances will be off Top Angel.

Town Councillors point out that should a catastrophic incident occur to industrial premises at Osier Way or Great Slade, Top Angel is the only emergency exit from the area. Furthermore, it is at the entrance to neither industrial area, and a temporary closure would be not as disruptive as is alleged by TfB.

‘The longer it is left, the worse it will get, and shortly it is going to be expected to cope with the estate development traffic,’ says BTC Planning chairman Cllr Mark Cole JP. ’Members want the failed areas dealt with as soon as possible, but even our Shire Councillors are unable to get a positive response.’

For enquiries, please contact Paul Hodson at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426, communications@buckingham-tc.gov.uk.

 

Planning Committee

This meeting will now be held as an ONLINE INFORMAL BRIEFING due to Covid 19 concerns. If you wish to express a view on the applications listed before the Town Council submits its responses, please contact the Town Council on 01280 816426 or townclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk before 15:00 on Monday 20th December 2021.

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live via:

Buckingham Town Council YouTube Channel

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Interim Full Council and Planning Working Group 28th June 2021

Members of the Council met last night in person at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre. The following matters were discussed:

Interim Full Council:

  • Members AGREED to oppose the Amended Planning Application for a residential development of up to 420 dwellings off Osier Way and one new access off Gawcott Road.
  • Oxford-Milton Keynes and Peterborough-Northampton-Oxford connectivity studies – Members agreed a response to the Online Consultation.

Planning Working Group:

  • A Member of the public attended the Public Session to raise concerns over 18/04626/APP Garage site 456999g Overn Crescent.
  • Members considered five planning applications and decided to recommend to oppose four of the five applications received from Buckinghamshire Council.

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend this session in person.

The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Planning Committee

Latest Planning Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

The meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Order 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Residents are very welcome to ask questions or speak to Councillors at the start of the meeting in the usual way.  Please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426 for the password to take part.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/