There was a packed hall and very large turnout for our first public meeting relating to the new Hampden Fields proposal. After the developers own consultation was very poorly attended it was a very strong turnout indeed. It appears that residents are not apathetic about the development and have genuine concerns about the lack of […]
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Phil Yerby, HFAG chairman, said: “This was a real community effort and it is an absolutely fantastic victory for the people of Aylesbury who got together and gave their hard earned money to fight it. The inspector has listened to what the people said and I congratulate him for that…However, he warned that the report gives ‘encouragement’ to developers The Hampden Fields Consortium, which has six weeks to appeal the decision.”
Government planning inspector David Rose’s decision … published [on 27 January 2015], recommended the appeals be dismissed and the report said Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government, agreed with the decision.
Next week on Monday 9th December 10AM, closing arguments to the public inquiry will be heard from all parties at the AVDC Gatehouse Road offices. This will be a good opportunity to hear a summary of all the arguments within one day.
Councillor David Thompson brings a Notice of Motion, seconded by Phil Yerby, regarding the proposed changes to the gyratory system in Aylesbury. A Notice of Motion is the procedure to bring matters to a council meeting for debate and voting.
Councillor Phil Yerby writes in response to Bucks County Council’s support of the proposal to close part of the gyratory system in Aylesbury: “Unfortunately, It does show that the elected representatives of Bucks CC do not fully grasp or fully appreciate the issues here, let alone the legal position.”
This week are the final two days of the Hampden Fields inquiry with the hearing of crucial transport evidence. If you are considering coming along to see any of the proceedings, we would say that Thursday is the day which is of most interest to the Hampden Fields case, as we will be hearing both our and the Hampden Fields Consortium’s arguments on traffic.
Bucks County Council and Aylesbury Vale District Council withdraws transport objections. Changes to the gyratory at Walton St north and south were also submitted at this late stage. HFAG: it was wrong for such significant changes to be introduced without any public consultation on the plans.
The Public Inquiry resumes on Tuesday 29th October for further 2 weeks. There will be a change to the Highways and Transportation Evidence from the Hampden Fields Consortium – there is an agreement on an ‘acceptable transport solution’ with Bucks County Council. We await further technical details.This late submission together with a 2 week extension to the original Inquiry schedule means that we unfortunately have to start fund-raising again.
With the help of donations from supporters, Hampden Fields Action Group’s appointed legal team, specialists and ‘witnesses’ from the public submitted the following materials for the Public Inquiry in May 2013. The Public Inquiry is currently on break and is due to resume 29 October 2013.