This is a proposal to extract the gravel from the fields to the north of North Park to the immediate east of the Sutton Lane Junction.
A formal planning application has been submitted to Bucks County Council and the documents associated with this can be read on the Bucks web site HERE using reference CM/51/16.
HGVs will be routed via North Park and Sutton Lane -
There are no planned improvements to the road junction with Sutton Lane/Parlaunt Road.
There has been no modelling to understand the cumulative effect of traffic from this scheme and all the other planned developments in the area, combined with the closure of Hollow Hill Lane.
They have not considered an exit directly from the site to the Sutton Lane/Parlaunt Road/North Park road junction (combined with junction improvements) to avoid further traffic congestion in North Park.
They have said that their traffic movements will have a negligible effect on air quality but have provided insufficient evidence to demonstrate this conclusion. We know that NOx is already at borderline levels in regard to air quality limits where we are currently monitoring in North Park.
They have not accommodated the WRATH development into their plans -
There is no noise attenuating bund on the north-
Site restoration is planned for after the gravel has been completely extracted, but as they will be extracting the gravel in phases there is no reason why they can't reinstate in phases to reduce the duration that they are on site.
They plan to work 6 days a week, which means that residents will not get respite from noise at the weekends. There should be no weekend working at all.
RPRA will be making representations along these lines to Bucks County Council but further comments on the applications from individual local residents would help strengthen the case for obtaining conditions and mitigation measures to the proposal. These can be made via the Bucks CC website mentioned above. Residents had until November 11th , 2016 to submit their comments and objections. A letter of objection from Slough Borough Council can be read HERE which contains a lot of useful information that you could have been used in objection notices.