Footpath resurfacing works are to be carried out by Bucks CC over the period January 22nd to February 2nd in Bathurst Walk and Thorney Lane South. Traffic Signals will be used to protect the workers and will be in force from 9:30am to 3:30pm.
On Monday 15th January 2018 between 12 pm and 3 pm a burglary occurred at Richings Way, Iver. The offenders gained access by forcing the front door and stole jewellery. If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Richings Way please contact Amersham Investigation Hub via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43180014726.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-
The planning application for a railway station car park on Thorney Lane South was approved by SBDC planning on January 10th. One of the next stages is for a consultation to be held on what sort of parking restrictions and residents permits will be required on the estate to deter commuter parking but make it easy for residents and local businesses to have parking to suit their needs. Watch this space for details!
We attended a briefing at Heathrow on January 10th about their plans and timetable for an initial consultation on the building of a new runway and especially on their need for land outside of the airport boundary to house displaced businesses e.g freight, offices and hotels. They have their eye on both green belt and brownfield sites in Richings Park for this. They will be sending more details out to all residents over the coming weeks and will be holding public exhibitions on the subject. The most local for us will be on March 2nd from 12 noon to 8:00pm at the Sports Club in Wellesley Avenue. Iver Parish Council have been analysing the consultation documents being published by Heathrow ( these can be read at www.heathrowconsultation.com ) and the following areas relevant to us are,:
Please note within the 222 Page 'Heathrow Expansion -
POTENTIAL SITES IDENTIFIED FOR FLOOD STORAGE:
Colne Brook diversion at The Poynings and Flood diversion site in the field opposite.
Thorney Mill Road this includes Thorney Country Park, the Golf Course where there may be some properties that would be displaced.
East of Bangors Road South
North Of Iver Lane (Cape Board Land)
(Pages 68 & 69 of Heathrow Expansion – Our Emerging Plans)
PREFERRED FUEL STORAGE FACILITY LOCATIONS
Gypsum Site (Old Aggregate Industrial Site)
(Pages 79 & 80 of Heathrow Expansion – Our Emerging Plans)
Total Fuel Depot
(Page 100 of Heathrow Expansion – Our Emerging Plans)
SITES CONSIDERED FOR CONSTRUCTION
Old Slade Lane
(Page 127 -
Borrow Pits: will be used to supply mineral resources for the required ﬁll material on site. Following excavation, the pits may be reinstated as lakes, or restored using excavated waste from the landﬁll sites that cannot be left in-
SITES POTENTIALLY SUITABLE FOR AIRPORT RELATED DEVELOPMENT
Thorney Mill Road Aggregate Site (Old Aggregate Site & Thorney Sidings)
(Pages 208 & 209 of Heathrow Expansion – Our Emerging Plans)
Message from Iver Parish Council: It has come to our attention that Bucks County Council is considering a ‘Restoration Project’ at Thorney Country Park ‘Thorney Park is a 22 Ha former sand and gravel pit and waste landfill, with the last waste being accepted to site in 1990. A large portion of this site (approximately 8 Ha) remains an effective lake, purported to be up to 30m deep and is subject to a fishing license. The site is generally used by dog walkers and generally a maintenance liability to BCC. BCC have been in talks with a civil engineering and environmental contractor about their interest to take the site forward and bring it back into beneficial use by the local community. The proposals would include the restoration of the lake to more modest depths with landscaping at the shoreline to allow for amenity activities such as boating and lacustrine habitats. The proposal in brief consists of capping contaminants in the ground and tipping the sites with inert spoil. The contractors would then in consultation with the local community work up a scheme and take it through the planning process at their cost which if planning is approved they would implement. The contractors estimate that there is a potential of importing natural soils for the creation of these schemes in the case of Thorney Park an estimated circa 2,000,000 tonnes. The contractors have identified an old rail line that runs parallel to the site and have achieved an in principle agreement with NR to move all the spoil to site via rail and not by road -
This is a LINK to the South Bucks Community and Wellbeing Plan 2017-
Plans have been submitted by Network Rail for the development of Iver Station which will create an entrance building on the south side of the station which is the main station approach along Wellesley Avenue. The intention is to provide a modern building with a bright and airy interior to replace the existing single-
The Civil Aviation Authority have started a survey on people’s reaction and issues in connection with aircraft noise. You can complete this survey by clicking HERE. HACAN hav just released a noise map with video interviews of people affected by noise. This can be viewed by clicking HERE.
A new Tab entitled THORNEY SIDINGS has been opened in the CURRENT ISSUES section of the website with details of the Breedon Aggregate Planning Application.
The Government have now reached a decision on night flight restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted for the next 5 years. The report and consultation results can be read HERE.
RPRA attended a presentation at Heathrow on the timeline and process that Heathrow expected to follow to obtain planning permission for their new North West Runway. Acopy of the presentation slides can be viewed HERE.
We have now added a link in the Roads and Pavements page in the Current Issues Section of the website that will allow you to see problems that have been reported to the relevant council.