20:00, Monday 18th April 2016
Published on Thu 25th August 2016 Signed Minutes
The Parish Council have specific comments to make in relation to policies HW7 (Terriers Farm and Terriers House), HW8 (Land off Amersham Road including Tralee Farm), HW12 (Land off Penn Road), DM22 (housing mix) and DM24 (affordable housing), DM30 – Community facilities and sports facilities and DM39 – Optional Technical Standards for Building Regulation Approval. However, the impact of individual policies on Hazlemere cannot be looked at in isolation. The overall impact of a possible extra 1,000 houses on our community will be severe. A particular concern is the additional impact of policies adopted by the Chiltern District Draft Local Plan, without which the Parish Council cannot possibly make an informed response to your consultation on Tralee Farm or the land off the Penn Road. The Parish Council urge Wycombe District Council not to make any decisions on these sites without further consultation once the Chiltern Draft Plan has been published. Points that particularly concern us in Hazlemere are: 1) The high level of housing density proposed, resulting in significant loss of our open spaces and increased urban sprawl. 2) The impact on the transport infrastructure. Proposals for improvement of the Terriers/Kingshill Road/A404 junction are wholly inadequate for extra traffic from the Terriers Development, and Hazlemere Crossroads will be unable to cope with extra commuter/school traffic from Tralee Farm/Penn Road. Apart from the problems at the junctions, the Parish Council does not see how the A404 and B474 can be improved to cope with the volume of extra traffic. The Council opposes a second exit from Terriers Farm due to the impact of traffic onto the A404 and loss of local amenities, i.e. woodland or the Hazlemere Recreation Ground. 3) The inadequate provision of social infrastructure, notably the lack of firm commitment to extra primary school places, and inadequate community and sports facilities on the Recreation Ground. The Parish Council are concerned that there are no proposals for extra GP facilities in the Plan, nor is it obvious where any extra retail facilities could be placed. 4) Loss of green space and the use of Green Belt at Tralee Farm and, potentially, AONB land at Penn Road. One of Hazlemere’s strongest assets is its woodland and this would be lost in all three areas. 5) The loss of village identity – under threat in the South West of Hazlemere, by the Terriers Development, in the North, by infilling at Tralee Farm which currently provides a break between Hazlemere and Holmer Green, and potentially in the East if development along the Penn Road compromises the separate identity of Tylers Green. 6) The impact on Hazlemere Recreation Ground, particularly if part of the existing green space is lost to provide secondary access to the Terriers Development. Running an access road through the site would be vehemently opposed by local people. A new high fence would be required to secure the site and road from stray balls. The deeds held by the Parish Council state that the land can only be used for recreational use.
Published on Mon 25th July 2016
The NAG has vacancies for new members in all areas that the NAG covers, i.e. Chepping Wycombe and Hazlemere Parishes, but especially from Loudwater and Tylers Green. In addition to members from the Neighbourhood Policing Team, the NAG membership covers a wide area, and is drawn from different vocations and ideally from the following:- • Representative of the communities within the neighbourhood/s. This should include young people where possible • Statutory partners – nominated officers from local authorities (e.g. County, District, Parish Councils within the wards they represent, and other appropriate public organisations) • Representatives of community, residents and tenants groups • Representatives of the Business Community within the neighbourhood • Neighbourhood Watch Administrators • Representatives from Housing Associations (HAs) or Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) • Members will be appointed for a period of two years The current NAG priorities are :- • Anti-Social Behaviour [ASB]/Criminal Damage • Speeding Traffic/Road Safety • Parking/Enforcement • A new priority the NAG has agreed to tackle, is `Legal Highs`, their effects on young people and consequential crime and anti-social behaviour If you are interested in helping our local Neighbourhood Policing team tackle crime related issues, then the chairman would like to hear from you as a potential new member. Contact:- David Onslow E-Mail email@example.com Tel No.01628 819108
Children from Hazlemere Church of England School delightfully performed songs at the opening ceremony conducted by the Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Milly Roberts at Hazlemere Recreation Ground, Amersham Road on Friday 15 July 2016 which was attended by Councillors, Contractors and Members of the Public. The new facilities have been very welcomed by local children; the zip wire and multi access equipment are proving to be very popular. A new path links from Green Street to the car park in Hazlemere Recreation Car Park by Hazlemere Memorial Hall. (Photograph courtesy of Bucks Free Press)
The family of one of Britain’s most notable chemists joined Councillors, school pupils in Hazlemere and representatives from UCL, to commemorate the centenary of his death and to lay wreaths at his grave in Holy Trinity Church on Amersham Road on July 14 2016. Sir William Ramsay, who was born in Glasgow on October 2, 1852, worked alongside Lord Rayleigh to discover the element Argon in 1894. After discovering another noble gas, helium, he predicted other noble gases based on the periodic table of elements and established the existence of neon, krypton and xenon. He was married to Margaret Johnstone Marshall and had a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth and a son, William George. After retiring, Sir William moved to a house near to the church in Amersham Road and lived there until he passed away aged 63. (Photograph courtesy of Bucks Free Press).