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Update - planning application for land opposite Amblers Way

25

January 2023

Although the status of the application is now marked as 'decided' no final decison has been made. Buckinghamshire Council had until 6th January 2023 to 'determine' this application. As that did not happen, the applicant appealed against this 'non-determination' the following day. The application will now be examined by a Planning Inspector. No date has been set for the appeal.


The Parish Council objected to this application, as did many residents. To see the planning application click here


The application is for 'permission in principle' for the building of between five to nine houses on land opposite Amblers Way and adjacent to West Bourn, Main Street. In such an application what is decided, assuming permission is granted, is the location of the development site and the amount of development permitted. Everything else, the size of the houses, location on the site etc is decided later.


Public event being held by HS2 with EWR also attending

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January 2023

Buckinghamshire Council have advised via Facebook that a public event is being held by HS2 with EWR also attending to share traffic management plans for January, February and March (Q1) 2023 with members of the public, at Steeple Claydon Village Hall on Tuesday 31st January, 4pm to 7pm.

Pavilion Redevelopment - Planning has been applied for

06

January 2023

You still have time to comment on the planning application for the pavilion. Comments can be made until the 13th January.


You can see the plan in additional documents below.


If you wish to comment on the planning application, please - Click here


Planning application ref: 22/04192/APP


Community Speedwatch Group

05

January 2023

We still need more volunteers, so please get in touch if you have some spare time to help out.


All volunteers will need to complete online training, followed by a test which in total takes approximately 40 minutes. There is then some further onsite training in the use of the equipment. A minimum of three volunteers is required per group to operate a handheld device. If you wish to volunteer, please contact Pam (Parish Clerk) via: Email:padburyparishcouncil@gmail.com or Tel: 07961 827302.


THANK YOU

Proposal for 81 new dwellings - keep commenting

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December 2022

PLEASE NOTE: The Parish Council has now filed its objections to this application. Many residents have commented on this application. As the 'determination' date is 1 February 2023 there is still an opportunity for more to comment, so please do. This is your village!



The Parish Council was notified on the 4th November of an outline planning application for up to 81 dwellings from Kler Group. It consists of 61 private and 20 social dwellings with a mix of houses and apartments. The indicative master plan is attached below.



A special edition of the Padbury Parish Pump was recently delivered to residents as we appreciate that not everyone has access to the internet or uses Facebook. This edition contains more information regarding the proposed new development. A copy can be viewed below.



The Parish Council held a meeting for residents in the Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd November to hear residents' views on the outline planning application. Nearly 60 people attended and overwhelmingly expressed concern about the proposals. Those present were urged to send their comments to Buckinghamshire Council and pass the same message to friends and neighbours.


Comments can be made via the Buckinghamshire Council website, see link - Buckinghamshire Council - Planning Application Summary. The application reference number is: 22/03695/AOP.



If you know someone without internet access but who wants to comment, you could submit a comment on their behalf or they can write to:
Ms D Hird, Buckinghamshire Council, Planning Department, Walton Street Offices, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UA, quoting reference 22/03695/AOP.

Greg Smith MP opposes proposed 81 dwellings

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November 2022

Greg Smith, MP for Buckingham (and Padbury) lends his support against the proposed development of 81 dwellings at edge of village, see additional document.



Gigaclear

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November 2022

Information provided by Gigaclear regarding upcoming works in and around Padbury (subject to change):


Buckingham Road - 18/11/22 to 21/11/22
Main Street - 18/11/22 to 22/11/22
Springfields Court - 21/11/22 to 23/11/22
Springfields Close - 22/11/22 to 24/11/22
Springfields - 21/11/22 to 02/12/22
Old End - 19/12/22 to 09/01/23
Lower Way - 09/01/23 to 20/01/23



Please be assured all road closures are handled with the upmost priority as we know how much disruptions these would cause residents. Contractors and Contract Supervisors will always be on hand, accessing properties will be no issue and as regards to emergency service again please be assured all necessary plans have been put in place in case of any emergencies. All permits granted go through a thorough check to minimise disruption and then are granted by local authorities including the highway agencies.


We have been advised that their working hours are: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and half day on Saturday.



If residents need to contact Gigaclear, please contact their dedicated customer operations team on:
Email: networkbuildqueries@gigaclear.com or Tel: 01865 591131




Grants for home energy efficiency improvements

01

November 2022

Buckinghamshire Council has a scheme of grants and support to help residents with home energy efficiency improvements, such as insulation, low carbon heating and solar panels. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, making improvements can also cut fuel bills. Grants are available to households with an energy rating of D, E, F or G, with a gross annual income of less than £30,000 or who are receiving eligible benefits. It is available to homeowners and also those who rent privately. To find out more or apply for funding visit: buckinghamshire-applications.co.uk

Your Village Needs You

14

October 2022

Would you like to be a volunteer?  We are seeking volunteers who may have a spare hour or so to help with small jobs around the village. All materials will be supplied by the Parish Council. If you can assist with the current jobs:

· Stain benches around the village

· Stain benches & picnic tables in the playground

Please contact the parish clerk. Your help really does make a difference.

email: padburyparishcouncil@gmail.com or telephone: 07961 827302. Thank you


Best Kept Village Competition

04

October 2022

Stoke Goldington won the Morris Cup this year. However, Padbury tied as runner up with Great Brickhill and Chearsley, scoring 197 out of a possible 200. The judges comments and scoring can be found in the documents attached. 



Padbury fully deserves its Certificate of Merit - copy attached

EWR & HS2

02

September 2022

Padbury Parish Council continue to raise any concerns with EWR, HS2 and Buckinghamshire Council. Updates/information are shared during the Parish Council meetings as Cllr John Chilver from Buckinghamshire Council attends our meetings and meetings with both EWR and HS2.

Contact Information:

EWR: Tel: 24/7 helpline 03457 114141 or email - publicinformation@ewralliance.co.uk

HS2: Tel: 24/7 helpdesk 08081 434434 (Freephone) or email - hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

EWR website address is eastwestrail.co.uk. In addition, they publish newsletters which can be viewed at eastwestrail.co.uk/library/newsletters. It is possible to receive your own copy by signing up at the same page. A copy of the Summer/Autumn 2022 Winslow newsletter is attached (see below).

Please follow the link below which will take you to Buckinghamshire Councils website and shows all the road works / diversions. You can also report any issues via this website:

https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/transport-and-roads/road-maintenance-and-repairs/planned-roadworks-and-diversions/

Traffic Calming

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August 2022

Traffic Calming Measures

The Parish Council have applied for funding via the Buckinghamshire Council Community Boards for a feasibility study / traffic calming measures. We provided a wish list which consisted of:


· Traffic signs: Pedestrians in Road and 30mph repeater signs
· Gateway signage: We already have gates – price for new signs
· Coloured road surfacing with the word SLOW
· Chicane / Priority systems
· Road narrowing
· Footpath from Amblers Way to Station Road junction


What can be achieved depends on a number of factors, one of which is funding as costs for traffic calming measures have to be paid by the Parish Council. To give you an idea of costs, you can view the Buckinghamshire Council Traffic Calming Guide which gives indicative costs for different measures - Please see additional documents at bottom of page. When reading this please note that it was published in July 2020 and the costs quoted will have increased.



Although our application was submitted in February, we have just been informed by Buckinghamshire Council that it will not be considered until the financial year 2023/24 at the earliest. 



Updated 1st August:

To assist with funding, an application was completed in May for the HS2 Road Safety Fund.

Unfortunately we have just been advised that our application has been unsuccessful.



Speed Indication Displays

The three speed indication displays now fitted at the entrances to the village belong to the Parish Council. The signs themselves can be relocated to pre-approved positions along Main Street – you may have spotted the pole fitted outside the playground. Data collected from these signs are forwarded to Thames Valley Police which has resulted in a police speed van being placed on the A413 on several occasions. We are chasing Thames Valley Police to see if it’s possible for a speed van to be placed on Main Street.



Overgrown Hedges & Trees

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July 2022

Can we please remind residents who have hedges or trees on their boundary to keep them maintained. Please ensure that they are not overhanging the footpaths or roads as this can cause an obstruction for both pedestrian and road uses. THANK YOU

Did you know that it is an offence for a hedge, tree or shrub to overhang a highway, public road or footpath under Section 154 of the Highways Act 1980?


Fix My Street!

Please continue to report all damage to the highway, pavements and fly tipping online at www.fixmystreet.com