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Poll Question: Should the 'village' carry on the legal fight against the development
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It has taken a generation, but history has repeated itself and Chiltern Districtís Planning Authority has again inflicted serious damage on Chalfont St Peter, by their backing of the cynical interests of developers, rather than the benefits to the residents who it is supposed to represent.

 

In the 1960ís, it was the destruction of Barrack Yard and permission for the ghastly St Peterís Court precinct to be built.

Now it is the destruction of playing fields, approval of nearly 200 tawdry homes and dismissing the opportunity to relocate a successful school on to the Holy Cross site.

 

The Planners and their committee did not plan, and they ignored their own consultation and the representations of the people who pay for and who elect them. Their scandalous decisions have cost the District and the Parish Councils a huge amount of taxpayerís money in legal fees in opposing the residents attempts to see justice done.

 

The main architects of the injustice, Carol Castle and Gill Gowing departed suddenly; itís a pity there are not there to answer to their dealings, but many members of the Planning Committee still remain. Their Chairman Cllr Don Phillips is particularly culpable as he mislead the committee about what they were voting for. He said the vote was simply for access, which was untrue; it was for the change of use, loss of playing fields and permission for houses and flats, as well as the destruction of The Grange. Added to that, Bucks County Councilís education department who said a school was not needed. How would they know? They promised a survey of school needs four years ago, but have still not carried it out.

 

The last remaining villains are the nuns and their groundsman. Their testimonies are at odds with the facts and whether this constitutes a pack of lies or not must rest with their consciences.

 

The only heroes are the Parish Councillors, who opposed the plans from day one and used all the means available to them to stop the disgrace. Sadly, to no avail, clearly Cameronís localism is a worthless charade.

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Well put Sir. There are people on this forum who have no idea what they are talking about or what was has been at stake. In any event the legal action had overwhelming support from residents and those complaining are in the tiny minority so frankly who cares what they think.  
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So who are all these people who are against the Parish Councils stance and where are they ? I've been at every public meeting re Holy Cross and can't recall a single objection.  I think the only person objecting lives under a bridge frequented by a goat. 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lesleyr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07†November†2014 at 10:13pm
The playing fields and other facilities at holy cross have never been open for public use and i do think your comments about the nuns and groundsmen are a little harsh. And Grand wazoo your just plain rude, but then i suppose your name just about say's it all !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Grand Wazoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07†November†2014 at 11:13pm
Lesleyr ....and your point other than directing negative comments at the Grand Wazoo is ? 
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You are wrong about facilities not being open to the public. Local swimming clubs used the pool for a start and in any event a school no matter who owns it, is a community facility. 
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How many children attending the local academy live outside csp. Gone are the days when it was just for children of the village. The parish council are a rule unto themselves. They don't like it when a ruling goes against them and must be spending thousands of pounds fighting the decision and yet they will not overturn a stupid decission they made to grass over graves at the garden of rest to save money. Vote for change in May if you agree!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chilternman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28†January†2015 at 6:44am
I for one will be voting for a change in May, but it will be a complete change, for UKIP, I can't see why anyone would vote for our old main parties after years of swinging back and forth and getting nowhere. We can never move forward because one lot swings one way and the other lot back again. We need out of the EU to give us governing power back. Maybe then we can decide what to do with our own village and our graves, vote UKIP for a real change. By the way is the grange not a listed building?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bucks Fizz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28†January†2015 at 7:38am
Originally posted by Laceyb15 Laceyb15 wrote:

How many children attending the local academy live outside csp. Gone are the days when it was just for children of the village. The parish council are a rule unto themselves. They don't like it when a ruling goes against them and must be spending thousands of pounds fighting the decision and yet they will not overturn a stupid decission they made to grass over graves at the garden of rest to save money. Vote for change in May if you agree!!!!

LaceyB: is it your intention to introduce your gripe about the graves into every thread on this forum? The vast majority of folks in the village either disagree with you or couldn't give a damn. Most of us do want to see our cemeteries looking tidy and dignified, but this post is about the Holy Cross development, which the vast majority of us do not wish to see turned into a housing estate and the village roads even more choked with traffic each morning and evening.

If the development goes ahead, the next stage will likely be a compulsory purchase order on Bridge House - the shops opposite the Greyhound, for road widening to enable a spur from the by pass to alleviate traffic build up on the roundabout. And a vote for UKIP will be a vote wasted.
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Yes and not only that Holy Cross was put to the entire village in a survey in 2009 (that went through every door) and got over 95% support so anyone complaining here is part of the irrelevant 5%.   
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