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Weekend Road Closures Stratton Audley And Poundon

09
June 2021
Weekend Road Closures Stratton Audley And Poundon

Please be advised that EWR highway works, from Poundon To Stratton Audley, previously scheduled for the weekend of 5th and 6th June have been postponed.

These works are now scheduled for the weekend of 12th 13th 19th and 20th June to carry out highway repairs and resurfacing works. EWR will be working along Stratton Audley Road, Poundon through to Stratton Audley Park, Stratton Audley.

These roads will be closed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on the above dates whilst EWR are working.

Please be advised that East West Rail Alliance has also carried out emergency repairs between Herds Hill and Ox Lane to repair the most hazardous parts of the roads and will return to the area at a later date to carry out further repairs.


Clarity on Brackley lane parking restrictions

08
June 2021
Clarity on Brackley Lane parking restrictions

Here is a document from Fusion - HS2's enabling works contractor clarifying the parking restrictions on Brackley Lane.

Upcoming HS2 Main Works Virtual 1-1 Engagement Events

18
May 2021
Upcoming HS2 Main Works Virtual 1-1 Engagement Events

Upcoming HS2 Main Works Virtual 1-1 Engagement Events

HS2's main contractor EKFB is hosting virtual community engagement events. The next 1-1 events for the Quainton and Calvert area are on Tuesday 8 June, from 3pm-7pm.Anyone interested can book 20 minute slots here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/149192277117

FAQs

Who are the events for?

For members of public, landowners, local residents or businesses who have queries about HS2 works in their area. The entire construction area is split into 5 smaller areas, you can view the full list of events at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/hs2-community-events-27591966155

How are they structured?

The 1-1 meetings are held on Microsoft Teams and each session is 20 minutes long. Attendees can submit themes or questions ahead of the session to ensure EKFB can prepare information and maps in advance, and have the right specialists on hand, whether it be a member of Engagement team, Traffic & Transport or our Environmental teams. As Covid-19 restrictions are eased, there may be scope for face-to-face meetings later in the year.

If you have any questions on these events or any suggestions, please email Engagement@EKFB.com

Council keeping a close eye on the new HS2 concrete batching plant at Calvert

12
May 2021
Council keeping a close eye on the new HS2 concrete batching plant at Calvert

Communities encouraged to ‘go wild’ in competition to support wildlife conservation

08
May 2021
Communities encouraged to ‘go wild’ in competition to support wildlife conservation

Local residents, community groups and organisations in and around Aylesbury Vale are being invited to get creative and take part in an exciting wildlife conservation competition in partnership with Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), Chiltern Rangers and the mental health charity Lindengate, the competition is open to individual residents, community groups, town and parish councils and schools. Anyone with an interest in protecting and enhancing local wildlife and environmental habitats. Our area is included in this competition.

Entries can be as small as a window box or container to a larger green space or garden. Entrants are asked to design and create a wildlife habitat around the three core elements needed to sustain wildlife: water, food and shelter.

Ian Thompson, Buckinghamshire Council's Corporate Director for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, explained more: “This competition offers a great way for local groups and individuals to help us work in partnership to enhance and expand our green spaces and gardens as havens for wildlife. We are keen to work with local people to protect existing habitats and create new ones for the benefit of the whole community.”

Competition entries of all shapes and sizes are encouraged. Ian Thompson continued: "We're asking people to be as creative and inventive as they can be with this competition, whatever the size of the space you have. Transforming these spaces into welcoming environments for wildlife has benefits for both the natural world but also the health and wellbeing of the whole community."

A range of prizes are up for grabs for different entrants. This includes bird boxes, bug hotels, and membership to BBOWT for residents, tours of College Lake for schools, Lindengate vouchers for parish and town councils and BBOWT training sessions for community groups.

To find out more and register your interest visit the website.

East West Rail Traffic updates

30
April 2021
East West Rail Traffic updates

The latest East West Rail traffic management schedules are below.

For more information on the upcoming road closures please visit: one.network.

Concrete Batching Plant

30
April 2021
Concrete Batching Plant

The HS2 concrete batching plant (by Calvert railway bridge) was not included in any of the original HS2 plans or documentation and the land was originally earmarked as a satellite compound and materials stockpile. The parish council petitioned in parliament against this plan as an existing local wildlife site, and in such close proximity to residential properties when the main HS2 Infrastructure Maintenance Depot is planned nearby.
We asked that other locations be considered, but were unsuccessful in changing this.
However, soon after royal assent the use of this land was changed to a concrete batching plant. We instantly objected and have continued to oppose it.

There are many types of concrete batching plant. The one identified for Calvert is classed as a temporary ancillary structure and is planned for 5 years but could be kept until up to 2 years after HS2 completion under the act.

This video shows how it will operate. The Calvert plant will be much bigger with 4 silos. This type of concrete batching plant ensures that cement powder is transferred in sealed pipes.

More information is contained in the PDF document below. Buckinghamshire Council Environmental Health is satisfied on the safety of this plant although the parish council has asked EKFB for more information on health and safety which we will share as we receive it.

Dust from HS2

30
April 2021
Dust from HS2

Many of you will have seen the posts on social media regarding the lack of dust supression mitigation by HS2. The parish council with support from Angela Macpherson at Buckinghamshire Council have been raising this for some time.
EKFB (Main works contractor) is currently compiling a complete response but have replied to say they are carrying out work to minimise dust generation and do have dust suppression measures in locations where the activity has potential to cause dust.
Their dust monitoring results have not identified that the activity has triggered defined levels but they are getting a more detailed response on this aspect from specialists to explain this aspect better.

We are hoping that the environmental health team will also perform monitoring to corroborate these results.
EKFB has also supplied the below photos to show dust mitigation measures they have deployed.

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HS2 tracking and netting of animals

27
April 2021
HS2 tracking and netting of animals

It was brought to our attention that HS2 contractors had placed what could be considered to be poison near badget setts in the surrounding area along with netting to prevent animals from accessing certain areas. We contacted HS2 who provided the following statement:

"HS2 ecologists are looking at the movements of badger families in the Calvert area, to better understand the number of different ‘clans’ and where they are living in the area, to aid with mitigation ahead of construction of the railway. The monitoring includes ‘bait marking’ using coloured pellets which are mixed with food such as peanuts and syrup outside burrow entrances. The badgers then eat these pellets, and excrete them somewhere else nearby. This helps ecologists determine clan territory extent and different colours are used for each clan.

The specific locations where HS2 are carrying out bait marking cannot be signposted due to risks of disturbance to badger setts, as they are a protected species under the Badger Act 1992. There is no risk of harm to pets or animals as a result of these ecological monitoring activities.

The mesh has been put around the base of the tree to ensure badgers do not dig to create a sett."

We asked that signage is used to highlight to users of footpaths that this is safe for dogs. HS2 won't identify the actual locations by placing signage but have agreed to consider signage highlighting this on footpaths.

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Prison Consultation

26
April 2021
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Letter from Martin Tett to Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP on HS2 impact on highways

14
March 2021
Letter from Martin Tett to Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP on HS2 impact on highways

Updated Addison Road HS2 Closure Info

19
February 2021
Updated Addison Road HS2 Closure Info

Please find attached a copy of the advance works notification detailing the upcoming works Fusion, EKFB and Western Power Distribution will be undertaking along Addison Road from the 8 March to 12 March 2021. Addison Road will be closed from 8am till 6pm where the local diversion route will be in place. Outside of these times Addison Road will be open as normal.

EWR Newsletters 2021

04
February 2021
EWR Newsletters 2021

Sunday Times article on HS2 in the area

31
January 2021
Sunday Times article on HS2 in the area

The Sunday Times published an article about HS2 construction in the Calvert Green area on Sunday 31st January 2021. This was following evidence heard by the Transport Select Committee on 6th January.

The article is available at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hs2-protests-swampy-and-his-burrowers-dig-in-for-a-long-siege-hz0gsjrsk although requires a subscription.

There is a video available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv8eqgw_qG0


HS2 works notices 2021

28
January 2021
HS2 works notices 2021

HS2 works notices from Fusion (Enabling Contractor) and EKFB (Main Contractor) which relate to works in the Calvert area

HS2 Weekend Works February and March 2021

28
January 2021
HS2 Weekend Works February and March 2021

As part of HS2's woodland translocation works its contractor has identified a requirement to undertake works outside of the Code of Construction Practice, CoCP, working hours. This includes some Saturday and Sunday working in February and early March due to constraints around working adjacent to FCC and Network Rail Operations, not permitted during normal working hours.

These works have been approved under the section 61 consent of the Control of Pollution Act, 1974 from Buckinghamshire Council.
Working hours will take place between: Saturday 08:00 – 16:00 (CoCP permitted hours until 13:00) and Sunday 09:00 – 16:00.

The works will take place on the following weekends (weather dependant):

• Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2021
• Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 2021
• Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February 2021
• Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 2021
• Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March 2021

Addison Road Closure for HS2 works

25
January 2021
Addison Road Closure for HS2 works

Please find below a copy of the advance works notification detailing the upcoming works Fusion, EKFB and Western Power Distribution will be undertaking along Addison Road from the 8 February to 12 February 2021. Addison Road will be closed from 8am till 6pm where the local diversion route will be in place. Outside of these times Addison Road will be open as normal.

You can contact the HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year on:

Freephone: 08081 434 434
Minicom: 08081 456 472
Email: hs2enquiries@hs2.org.uk

Leader of Buckinghamshire Council calls out HS2 Limited’s attempts to keep local residents informed

18
January 2021
Leader of the Council calls out HS2 Limited’s attempts to keep local residents informed

Leader of the Council calls out HS2 Limited’s attempts to keep local residents informed

19 Jan 2021, 9 a.m.

Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, has written to the Chairman of the Government’s Transport Select Committee (TSC) about the lack of effective monitoring HS2 Limited does of its works and contractors in Buckinghamshire.

Martin said: “I urge the Select Committee to insist that HS2 Ltd and its contractors do as they said they would when they set out their proposals to Parliament. Faced with the delivery phase of this unwanted project, the least we should expect is considerate, well communicated implementation. However, despite the assurances from HS2 that they will be a “good neighbour” we are not currently experiencing that. Instead HS2 issues are diverting tax-payers’ resources away from delivering vital services during a pandemic, as we are having to deal with countless local issues which are caused, and not adequately addressed, by HS2 Ltd and its contractors.

The Council has historically opposed the HS2 project and continues to do so for many valid reasons. It dissects the county and provides no tangible benefits to Buckinghamshire. We have all the dis-benefits of a large-scale construction project and none of the benefits, with the damage being done to our environment and the visual impact completely irreversible.”

At the meeting of the TSC on 6 January, it’s second six monthly oral evidence session on the progress of HS2, evidence was given by Phil Gaskin, Chairman of Calvert Green Parish Council, an area hugely impacted by HS2. He stated “that there is no quick and simple way of resolving issues with HS2 Ltd.”

Both Greg Smith MP for Buckingham and Mr Gaskin raised the need for independent oversight of the project and suggested the implementation of local sheriff style appointments, to be told by Mark Thurston, HS2’s CEO that these roles were already in existence. No-one has seen these officers in Buckinghamshire.

Councillor Tett added: “On this basis I urge the Select Committee to ensure that there is effective monitoring of the contractors and HS2 Ltd’s decisions to implement the project differently to the proposals set out to Parliament, and for Buckinghamshire Council to be appropriately re-imbursed for the additional pressures which the project implementation is putting on the authority.”


Extract from Buckinghamshire Council's post at https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/news/leader-of-the-council-calls-out-hs2-limiteds-attempts-to-keep-local-residents-informed


Emergency Food Provision

18
January 2021
Emergency Food Provision

Planning Applications for Dunsty Hill Farm

08
January 2021
1

Following the housing survey from the developer who owns Dunsty Hill Farm, they have now submitted two planning applications. Neither of these applications relate to affordable housing which was previously discussed. Instead they relate to alterations to an existing barn and a change of use for the farm to catagory C1 for hotel flexible use.

"Highbarrow Holdings is seeking to obtain approval for the re-use of two of the redundant barns at Dunsty Hill Farm but this does not affect our plans for the Rural Exception Site application. We intend to submit the Rural Exception Site application in early 2021.

We obtained a lawful development certificate for the smaller barn in the summer, the current application is for minor works to make it fir for a B1c use, the objective is to have 3 small light-industrial units there.

We will also be looking to obtain ‘prior approval’ for the larger steel barn to use it as either an apart-hotel or commercial use. This prior approval application will confirm that the use is ‘permitted development’. If this is approved, we will then submit a subsequent application for external works to make that barn fit for purpose.

The re-use of the agricultural buildings is actively encouraged by national planning legislation – measures are therefore in place to allow such uses without the need for a traditional planning application"

The Parish Council will be responding to these applications, but the planning applications are accessible everyone and we would encourage you to review the information and submit your own comments.

Planning Application 20/04204/APP is for external alterations to an existing barn: https://publicaccess.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QL0JR4CLL3T00

Planning Application 20/04431/COUAF is for the change of use to C1: https://publicaccess.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=QM3P4DCL0RH00

You will be able to comment online using these links.

You can access Buckinghamshire Council's Planning Portal at https://publicaccess.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk and search for any application in the area.

Neighbourhood plan Steering Group

06
January 2021
1

NOTIFICATION

CALVERT GREEN PARISH COUNCIL

RE: NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN STEERING GROUP

Response deadline: Friday 8th February 2021

This is a formal notification and will be posted on the PC Website, the village notice board and on the Calvert Residents FB site. If you are interested in joining the Steering Group for the development of the Neighbourhood Plan. Please send an email to clerk@calvertgreenparish.co.uk with your name and contact details.

Anyone resident within the community can note their interest. The final Steering Groupwill be limited to 7 people: 4 residents,1 member of the Calvert Green Community Association and 2 members of the Parish Council. Depending on the number of responses received, there will be an independent and fair method used to finalise the Steering Group. We will also be guided throughout the process by an external expert consultant.

BACKGROUND: The Neighbourhood Plan

Calvert Green Parish Council are planning to create a Neighbourhood Development Plan (also known as a Neighbourhood Plan) for our local area. A Neighbourhood Plan is a formal document which sets planning policies at a local level and so, it’s important that our local community is involved in each stage of the Plan’s creation. Step 1of this process is to define the ‘Neighbourhood Area’ that the Plan will cover and apply to the Council for approval.

STEP 1: Neighbourhood Area Application and Consultation: Details about the neighbourhood area application (now closed) can be found on the Your Voice Bucks website including the parish application letter, including reasoning why we wish to include parts of Charndon parish and the Chardon parish agreement to the inclusion: https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/calvertgreen-ndp-are

If you have any questions please contact: Clerk@calvertgteenparish.co.uk

Happy New Year!

CGPC

Upcoming EWR road closures in our area

30
December 2020
1

Attached are two documents identifying upcoming road closures in our area. Please note that the closures in the Buckinghamshire specific document are likely to severely affect access to Padbury.

New Prison Consultation

30
December 2020
1

The newly proposed prison (between Grendon Underwood and Edgcott) extension consultation period has been extended until 29th January 2021. Updated information is below including a flyer from Edgcott Parish Council.

To visit the consultation website go to: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/potential-newprison-in-buckinghamshire

To have your say, visit: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/potential-new-prison-in-buckinghamshire/consultation/intro/

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Update

15
December 2020
1

I am getting tired and angry about the misinformation and scaremongering that is going on. If you recently received a letter through your letterbox about Calvert Green Parish Council's neighbourhood plan submission, please ignore it because consists of complete lies. In fact the neighbourhood plan is actually the only real opportunity we have as a parish to influence any future development.
Calvert Green is surrounded by land owned by developers. If you look around the edges, you will see lots of road stubs that were deliberately incorporated. A neighbourhood plan is the only fight we have to influence development in our area. I use the word influence because Calvert Green Parish Council is only one of a number of consultees and Buckinghamshire Council may or may not take note of its comments in its decision on planning applications.
Neighbourhood planning gives communities direct power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area. They are able to choose where they want new homes and have their say on what those new buildings should look like and what infrastructure should be provided, and grant planning permission for the new buildings they want to see go ahead.
The farmed land to the left of the main entrance to Cotswolds Way is owned by David Wilson who shared plans for over 100 houses a few years ago. It sits in Charndon parish which means we have little influence over any development in this area - even though it would connect to our existing village. This is the reason why we have agreed with Charndon Parish Council to include this as part of our neighbourhood plan's designated area. Without it, we have absolutely no control over decisions made on this land. Whether we like it or not, at some point they will submit planning applications, as will the Dunsty Hill developers and FCC who have also considered housing plans.

If the neighbourhood plan is accepted, the next step is to setup a steering group to ensure we represent the true views of the community and we will be looking for volunteers to join.

All these points have been discussed at previous parish council meetings and are covered in the minutes which are available from the parish council website www.calvertgreenparish.co.uk. Parish Council meetings are open to the public and there is always an opportunity to ask questions. We also make sure that everything is properly explained. I wish that the few people in our community who constantly attack the parish council would actually attend parish council meetings and understand the facts, rather than share inaccurate information. We are all volunteers and bound by strict governance which means that everything we do is transparent and published.

The neighbourhood plan consultation is still open and accessible at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/calvertgreen-ndp-area. You are within your rights to object to the additional land included, but if you do so, you risk us having no control over any planning decision adjoining our village. Everything is covered in the formally published document below.

Phil Gaskin

Chairman, Calvert Green Parish Council.

HS2 Traffic Information Guide

14
December 2020
1

Traffic information update from EKFB (HS2 main works contractor). Please note that this does not include Fusion (HS2 enabling contractor) or East West Rail.

Meeting With Martin Tett 09/12/20

09
December 2020
1

On Wednesday morning, at our invitation Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, accompanied by Angela Macpherson, our Councillor, took an extended drive around the local area affected by the combined effects of HS2 and East West Rail (EWR).

The purpose of the trip was to bring Mr Tett up to speed on the local situation prior to a meeting with a representative of Steeple Claydon PC and the Chairs of the other local Parishes, Calvert Green, Charndon and Twyford at Twyford Village Hall. During this meeting we expressed our concern about the behaviour of the contractors working for HS2 and EWR in terms of respecting the agreed conditions for construction, the effect of the additional traffic, speeding by contractors’ vehicles, failure to keep the road surfaces free of mud and their effect on the road surfaces and verges.

We asked that processes be put in place to monitor these issues and ensure, as far as possible, that senior management of the two promoters take appropriate actions to bring their contractors and sub contractors to heel. The Council have the benefit of being able to speak with the senior management, an advantage denied mere Parish Councils despite both promoters’ protestations of operating to high standards of resident engagement. Finding some way of improving behaviour is, in our opinion, vital in avoiding any dangerous incidents as work becomes more intense.

We also asked for the County’s support in our quest to relax the terms of use of the Mitigation Fund negotiated on our behalf by Mr Tett so that the monies can be spent on projects of immediate benefit to our communities rather than only being applied to environmental mitigation which will depend, to a greater or lesser degree, on the completion of designs for HS2 in the area which still appear to be some considerable time away.

All in all a useful meeting which has now involved the highest political levels of the Council with the opportunity to repeat at, maybe, quarterly intervals. Hopefully, this will start to make a difference to the challenging times which we face whilst the two railways are completed.

Additionally it is worth reporting that on 6th January there will be a Transport Select Committee session at the HoC at which the HS2 Minister and the CEO of HS2 appear. Our MP, Greg Smith, who is a member, has arranged for a short presentation created by the four Parishes to be made by Phil Gaskin of Calvert Green PC. This will demonstrate the cavalier manner in which both railways are being constructed. This will give the MPs some ammunition with which to hold HS2 and the DfT to account in the second part of the session. We hope that they take the opportunity.

Parish HS2/EWR presentation to Greg Smith MP

27
November 2020
1

Copy of presentation on behalf of Calvert Green, Charndon, Steeple Claydon and Charndon parish councils

Response to CPG-RAG Doordrop letter

23
November 2020
1


23rd November 2020.

As chairman of Calvert Green parish Council (CGPC), I feel it necessary to respond to a letter that was circulated over the weekend purporting to be on behalf of Calvert Green Parish Residents Action Group (CGP-RAG).

I must firstly explain that this letter was deliberately omitted from parish councillor's letterboxes and I am deeply concerned by the content and by the fact that survey data was used to personally identify individuals, in contradiction of GDPR policy. I have previously had to complain about the harassment of parish councillors on their own doorsteps by a member of CGP-RAG which is another misuse of personal identifiable information. The content of this letter that was circulated was brought to our attention by concerned residents on Sunday 22nd November.

All but one parish councillor signed the CGP-RAG petition and while some did feel pressured to do so, it also puts us in a difficult position because, after taking legal advice, this affects our ability to make a majority balanced decision based on declarations of interest. Therefore, criticism of parish councillors who, on reflection (and on the record) actually felt pressured to sign the petition undermines their ability to represent the community's views.

I'll start by setting the scene. Calvert Green, whether we like it or not, is surrounded by land already owned by developers - none of which is green belt. The Vale of Aylesbury local Plan (VALP) which is soon to be approved (at County Level) will protect us from major development for 5 years. CGPG is in the process of formulating its own Neighbourhood plan which will include engagement with the community. This plan, when complete will afford us some protection by influencing future planning applications. The Dunsty Hill developers are working outside of these current planning restrictions by using a rural exception scheme - to demonstrate a need for affordable housing. At this stage, no planning application has been submitted.
While Parish Councils are consulted on all parish planning applications., any views expressed by the Parish Council will be taken into account by the Planning Authority before a decision is made, providing the points made are relevant to the determination of a planning application. However, the final decision is made by the Planning Authority (Buckinghamshire Council), not the Parish Council.

For years, CGPC has supported the best interest of our community and has successfully objected to several planning applications from developers surrounding us. As with all developer interaction, CGPC identifies the lack of amenities, public transport and existing percentage of affordable housing. We then encourage developers to engage with the community on their plans prior to any planning application - to give parishioners the ability to formulate their own considered response. This was done in respect of the Dunsty Hill proposal.

In January 2019 we objected to a previous planning application opinion for approximately 400 homes, including 4 and 5 storey blocks of flats on Dunsty Hill. In the interest of transparency, I am sharing a map of our community showing all the previous development proposals to date. All of which have currently come to nothing - not that they won't come up again because many of you will be aware of the various planning consultancy schemes such as http://www.5thstudio.co.uk/site/assets/files/1308/5thstudio-cal-project_page.pdf and https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/page_downloads/160905%20FINAL%20DRAFT%20VALP%20Reps%20-%20Verney%20Junction.pdf. CGPC has challenged these grand schemes and was assured by Buckinghamshire County Council that no master plan is at play.

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At our last parish council meeting, CGPC agreed to setup a steering committee with CGP-RAG. CGPC is still waiting for dates from CGP-RAG to proceed. Furthermore, CGPC arranged to meet with CGP-RAG and our MP Greg Smith but were told by CGP-RAG not to attend. For the record, CGPC is very much willing to work with CGP-RAG and our parishioners to ensure the best for our community. Our position with the developers is entirely to ensure the community would get the best deal should any development be approved and it is clear that we neither support nor object at this stage because no planning application has been made. It is common for parish councils to discuss with developers on the needs of the community - such as allotments or play areas. This does not set any precedent for support. While a petition of names is useful, it does not carry the same weight as individual letters of objection and we would encourage everyone to respond if a planning application is submitted, whether you support or object to the proposal.

As a parish council, we are here to represent the whole community. The Dunsty Hill farm developers sent their own petition to every household - and of the respondents, 50% were against new affordable homes and 50% were in favour. Now whilst this only represents a small percentage of the community, everyone was given the opportunity to respond and nobody should have been discouraged from responding. There are 402 domestic properties in Calvert Green Parish as well as two businesses. However, we are attached and integrated with the original hamlet of Calvert (Brackley Lane and Werner Terrace) where there are several more properties which were rightly included in the developer's consultation.

Amongst other things, CGPC is also engaged with East West Rail and High Speed Two and has successfully won concessions after petitioning in parliament - not that this will minimise the blight our community will suffer over the coming years during construction, but it has at least provided us with funding to mitigate the impact of these projects.

All your parish councillors are unpaid volunteers who also work full time and give up their time to support the community. I encourage you to join us for our parish council meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday 3rd December. It will be a Zoom meeting and the connection details will be shared via CGPC website at www.calvertgreenparish.co.uk and via Facebook and the village notice board.

Phil Gaskin
Chairman, Calvert Green Parish Council

HS2 Additional Vegetation Clearance on Brackley Lane

18
November 2020
1

The date of the clearance works has now changed by a week. The works will now start on Monday 7th December to Friday 11th December 2020.

HS2 upcoming works schedule

18
November 2020
1

HS2 webinar tonight on works in Calvert area (register before 4pm)

18
November 2020
1

There is an HS2 webinar tonight covering works in the Calvert area where you can ask questions to the HS2 team. You can register to attend by using the link below.

Calvert works update on Wednesday 18 November 6:00-7:00pm

Please note registration will close two hours before the webinar starts.



HS2 e-Newsletter Updates

HS2 e-Newsletter Updates
10
November 2020
4

HS2 Presentations 2020/2021

10
November 2020
HS2 Presentations 2020/2021

East West Rail Presentations 2020

10
November 2020
12

Calvert Green Neighbourhood Area Consultation

10
November 2020
1

Calvert Green Parish Council are planning to create a Neighbourhood Development Plan (also known as a Neighbourhood Plan) for their local area. A Neighbourhood Plan is a document which sets planning policies at a local level and so, it’s important that the local community is involved in each stage of the Plan’s creation. The first step of this process is to define the ‘Neighbourhood Area’ that the Plan will cover and apply to the Council for approval.
The proposed Calvert Green Neighbourhood Area covers the whole of Calvert Green Parish Council area and a small part of the neighbouring parish of Charndon.

If you would like to find out more about this, please access the Your Voice Buck’s website.
https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/calvertgreen-ndp-area/
The consultation takes place between 9th November and the 20th December 2020

HS2 works notices 2020

10
November 2020
4

HS2 works updates in the Calvert area..

You can contact the HS2 Helpdesk on Freephone 08081 434 434 or by Email: HS2enquiries@hs2.org.uk. You can also view additional work notifications in our local area at www.hs2inbucksandox.co.uk

CGPC HS2 Petitions

10
November 2020
4

Temporary Closure of Bridle Path

10
November 2020
3

Update from Buckinghamshire Council re Bonfire night 2020

03
November 2020
1

Dunsty Hill Development proposal 2020

13
October 2020
1

Play parks

13
October 2020
2

New play Parks maps and downloadable questionaire

Chairman's report 2020

04
June 2020
Chairman's report 2020

HS2 Community and Environment Funding

01
January 2020
1

RE: Buckinghamshire Local Plan – Statement of Community Involvement and Brownfield Call for Sites

RE: Buckinghamshire Local Plan – Statement of Community Involvement and Brownfield Call for Sites

Buckinghamshire Council is beginning work on its new local plan to cover the period up to 2040. This plan will cover the whole of Buckinghamshire identifying how much development is needed, where it should happen and what it will be like. They are asking for views on two important building blocks of the plan.

The first is the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which sets out how we engage with our residents and businesses, when we make planning decisions either on planning applications or developing our plans. We are consulting on a draft SCI between February 16th and March 22nd.

The second is the Brownfield Call for Sites, sites which we believe will have an important part to play in meeting our development needs in the future. We are asking landowners, developers, house builders, community groups, parish councils and members of the public to respond about brownfield sites that could be included in the new plan for development.

To find out more and let Buckinghamshire Council know what you think please see the Your Voice Bucks (https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com).


Neighbourhood plan consultation

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Calvert Green Neighbourhood Area Consultation

Calvert Green Parish Council are planning to create a Neighbourhood Development Plan (also known as a Neighbourhood Plan) for their local area. A Neighbourhood Plan is a document which sets planning policies at a local level and so, it’s important that the local community is involved in each stage of the Plan’s creation. The first step of this process is to define the ‘Neighbourhood Area’ that the Plan will cover and apply to the Council for approval.

The proposed Calvert Green Neighbourhood Area covers the whole of Calvert Green Parish Council area and a small part of the neighbouring parish of Charndon.

Proposed Neighbourhood Area boundary

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If you would like to find out more about this, please access the Your Voice Buck’s website.

https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/calvertgreen-ndp-area/

The consultation takes place between 9th November and the 20th December 2020

Neighbourhood plan

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Coming soon

HS2 Code of Construction Practice

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Map of Parish boundaries

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Dunsty Hill Development proposal 2018

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