Following CDC’s Planning Committee meeting on Thursday 11 January, our local Councillor, John Gladwin, has confirmed that this application has been granted permission.
Belinda Boyd wrote on 28 December 2017:
“As you might have heard; Oakman Inns is engaged in the planning process with Chiltern District Council for an extension and refurbishment of The Polecat.
They are holding a Planning & Design Presentation at Prestwood Village Hall on Friday 5th January between 2 and 7pm to give residents an opportunity to meet key members of their team and to discuss their proposals.” Continue reading Polecat Extension and Renovation
Planning Applications in Prestwood
Prestwood Village Association has been piloting a new page to show the approximate locations of planning applications in Prestwood as shown on the Chiltern District Council (CDC) website. We are doing this to make it easier for you to see what is happening in Prestwood.
The page is updated each week and can be found under the News drop-down menu or by clicking on the button below.
Planning Applications in Prestwood.
Continue reading New planning page on PVA website
You may remember earlier pages about Prestwood Revitalisation. Here are the links to remind you:
Village Centre Revitalisation Project and Prestwood Buckinghamshire
Fundraising for the next stage of the proposal to revitalise Prestwood by creating a “centre” based at Chequers Corner on the A4128 can be supported by signing up the Great Missenden Parish Revitalisation Group page on the new Chiltern and South Bucks lottery. For more information, go to Chiltern and South Bucks Lottery
Planning Applications in Prestwood
Back in the summer of this year Prestwood Village Association started to note planning applications from the Chiltern District Council planning portal that were in or around Prestwood. We have placed them on a map which is roughly the right location based on the post code.
If you click on a pin it tells you the reference number, and then you can find out more detail through the CDC website.
This work continues every week. The map below shows the latest planning applications.
To find out more about this page and how to use it please visit Planning Applications in Prestwood.
Abbey Gym Club has entered the Aviva Community Fund to raise money for its new building and needs your votes please.
We have until 21 November to get as many votes as possible for our project here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5743.
- Voting is free!
- Everyone has 10 votes to cast – we want all 10 please!
- Anyone with an email address can vote, including children (just tick the box to say they are under 16)
- We need all votes to be cast by the deadline on 21 November
Here is what our project looks like online, with our first 10 votes being cast:
Thank you for all your votes! Read on for details of why we need your votes: Continue reading New building at Sprinters for Abbey Gym Club
An update from Virginia Deradour about Collings Hanger Farm:
“As many Prestwood villagers will have heard from my presentation at PVA’s AGM and Social evening in April, our beautiful barn is being refurbished with the aim of bringing life back into the old buildings that have lain empty and neglected for too long. The restoration work is moving along and we are entering the next phase of the scheme with plans submitted to create space to be used by local residents for functions, such as meetings, events and social gatherings.
Continue reading Collings Hanger Farm update
Here’s Bucks County Council’s update on HS2 for September.. Update September 2017
Prestwood Village Association have received the following message from Chiltern District Council.
Chiltern and South Bucks Brownfield Register Consultation I am writing with regard to the Chiltern and South Bucks Brownfield Registers.
A Brownfield Register lists all brownfield sites which are deemed potentially ‘suitable’, ‘available’, and ‘achievable’ to deliver residential led development of 5 or more dwellings. The Councils must produce a Register for each Council area by 31st December 2017, and would like to seek views on the draft list prior to producing the final Registers.
More information is contained in the Explanatory Note below.
The Councils have each produced a draft ‘Part 1’ Register (sites which are suitable, available, and achievable for residential development on brownfield land) and these can be viewed on the Councils’ websites: www.chiltern.gov.uk/planning/brownfieldregister (for sites in Chiltern) and www.southbucks.gov.uk/planning/brownfieldregister (for sites in South Bucks).
Consultation runs from 12pm on 29th September to 4.30pm on 10th November 2017, if you have any comments to make please make these in writing to the contact details available below.
Following the close of consultation the Councils will consider all the comments made and will consider these when producing the Registers.
Contact Details: Email: email@example.com
Where we can help
To help you understand which areas in the parish of Great Missenden are within this proposal and what you can do if you wish to participate please go to Brownfield Site Consultation.
Message from Paul Nanji, Principal Leisure & Wellbeing Manager, Joint Community & Leisure Team, Chiltern District Council, Tel: 01494 732110, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see web link which provides a virtual fly-through tour of the new centre. http://www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap
There’s also an on-line questionnaire which Chiltern District Council would appreciate your feedback on – Chiltern Pools redevelopment – land swap consultation – have your say – www.chiltern.gov.uk/landswap
Message from the National Grid
Essential maintenance work on the overhead electricity lines between East Claydon substation and Amersham substation – Road Closures
“As part of this work, we’ll need to temporarily close part of Frith Hill, between the B485 and King’s Lane, for around 4 weeks, and part of Leather Lane for around 3 weeks. “
You can read the full advisory letter here. (opens in a new browser window)
Chilterns Walking Festival
16 September – 1st October 2017
Prestwood & Heath End Councillor John Gladwin emailed us about the Chilterns Walking Festival.
As part of this Festival, the Chiltern Society has organised 3 circular walks to access the proposed route for HS2. These walks are free, but you need to book on-line and places are limited. Continue reading Chilterns Walking Festival 2017 – HS2 walks
On 12 July approval was given for change of use to Callaghans on the High Street, subject to conditions.
The decision is shown at the following link. CH/2017/1036/PNA3
Our original item is at Callaghans
Latest News about the Kings Head
Message from Cara Nix
We are delighted to let the local community know that the application to create a childrens day nursery at the Kings Head in Prestwood was finally approved by the planning committee at the council meeting on 20th July.
We would like to say a huge thank you for all the support that the
application has received. We believe the nursery will have a golden future.
Andy and Cara Nix Continue reading News about the Kings Head Pub
Hearing held on 26 April 2017
Site visit made on 27 April 2017 by Graham Dudley BA (Hons) Arch Dip Cons AA RIBA FRICS an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Decision date: 14 July 2017
Appeal A: APP/X0415/C/14/2216326, 27 & 28
Clemmit Farm, Wycombe Road, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire HP16 0HJ
Details are in the attached document: Inspectorate of Planning Decision on CH_2013_1270_FA–3077444
Lawrence Grove Wood
You may have noticed on the PVA Facebook Group yesterday it was reported that trees were being felled in the woodland at the end of Widmere Field – known locally as the “potential 76 new homes site”.
However, John Gladwin, our local CDC Councillor, has kindly confirmed that Keith Musgrave, CDC’s Tree & Landscape officer, visited the site today and says “…. the work is taking place within the woodland of Lawrence Grove rather than the proposed development site of Widmere Field that is now protected by a Tree Preservation Order.”
“I was told that the work is being supervised by a reputable forestry company and that it has been approved by the Forestry Commission through a Felling Licence. It is a thinning operation within the younger woodland removing mainly birch that will be used for charcoal production. The work is expected to finish today.”
So, panic not … and thanks to Helen for her initial alert and also Caroline, Jake and John for following this up.
Bob Hougham (GMPC) has brought to our attention the following planning application for the re use of Callaghans shop site:
See CDC planning application CH/2017/1036/PNA3 for further information. When you reach the CDC planning site you need to search on the planning application reference.
If you wish to comment you’ll need to do so either by letter, email or on-line to Chiltern District Council put in details of address etc by the 21 June 2017.
Message from Mike Johnstone, HS2 Lead, Great Missenden Parish Councillor
Following Royal Assent, the local HS2 Engagement team have arranged two ‘drop-in’ information events with emphasis on property compensation schemes for local residents and to enable you to find out more about HS2 in your area.
The events are planned for:
– Wednesday 29th March 2.00 -7.00 pm at Ballinger Village Hall
– Friday 31st March 1.30 – 8:00 pm at Wendover Memorial Hall
HS2 Drop in event 29th March is the HS2 leaflet providing more details.
There will be other events arranged by the local councils and by HS2 Ltd to keep you informed of developments.
Cllr Mike Johnstone – HS2 Lead, GMPC
Feedback from Prestwood Revite Group
Many thanks to the 177 who responded with their views during the consultation on the revitalisation of the village centre – details in the Source, Issue 44 May/June 2016 and at Prestwood Revitalisation Group.
Including Facebook likes and comments and varied brief messages via the PVA website, 143 were positive, 12 undecided and 22 against the scheme.
Many encouraging comments came in – “a real need for some TLC to improve the village centre – in particular, the area between the Chequers Tree and Village Hall which is crying out for an up-to-date quality image to give definition to what is the heart of the village”. Continue reading Village Centre Revitalisation Project
Mike Johnstone, Great Missenden Parish Council’s HS2 Lead officer, has kindly supplied the following:
Subject to change: the granting of Royal Assent and detailed design plans – Provisional HS2 Construction Works Timetable
2017 End of January – Handover Hybrid Bill Directorate to the Construction Directorate; finish ground investigation works; tender for main contract
Early February – Royal Assent tbc;
End of February – enabling works civil contractor (Fusion JV) to define the scope of prelimary works
March onwards – enabling works contractor to progress work on haul road, highways and open the vent shafts with further detail becoming available with their work plans
End June – appoint main works civil contractors C1 and C2 (division is the north portal of the Chiltern tunnel)
End July – main contractors on-board
To July 2018 – Stage 1 – main contractor to design the scheme given cost and limits of deviation; continue enabling works
To November 2018 – Stage 2 – cost and sign off the scheme
2019 – End of April – all highways and enabling work should be completed
May/Spring – dig out of the portal
2025 – 12 months trial running of trains
A series of workshops are being held in February, on behalf of Chiltern & South Bucks District Council, across the districts to inform the on-going Chiltern & South Bucks Townscape Character Study.
The informal drop-in sessions will allow parish and town councils, other community groups and local residents to contribute their views on what they value most about the character of their towns or villages.
The workshops will be facilitated by consultants, Chris Blandford Associates, who have been commissioned to undertake an updated and consistent Townscape Character Study of key settlements across both Districts on behalf of the Councils. Continue reading Chiltern Townscape Character Study