The public inquiry into the Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE) is nearing the end, with just two days scheduled next week before it formally closes. Thursday is set aside for closing statements from both barristers from 1pm to 5pm.
Parish Council hits out at “wasteful absurdity” and “corporate greed” as Goodman says it will build SIFE even if a Third Runway gets go ahead!
Colnbrook Parish Council delivered a robust defence to SIFE at the public inquiry on Friday, by far the best thing to come out of the Parish Council in recent years.
If developer Goodman was able to claim victory after Wednesday’s exhausting session, Thursday and Friday’s sessions of the inquiry can be claimed for those opposed to SIFE. The Colnbrook Community Association, Richings Parks Residents Association, stopSIFE, Iver Parish Council and the Colne Valley Park presented to the inquiry yesterday, in that order. Cllr Dexter Smith made his case to the inquiry on Friday on behalf of Colnbrook Parish Council.
“Special circumstances” test shredded as Goodman’s bruiser claims victory on Day 2 of SIFE public inquiry
Day Two of the public inquiry into the appeal into the Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE) did not go so well for the home team today.
Proceedings got off to a slow start but the SIFE public inquiry kicked off today. Following a morning taken up largely with introductions, technical procedure, and agreeing the running order, opening statements from opposing counsel were made and the first witness called – Slough Borough Council’s Paul Stimpson.
The cumulative impact on Colnbrook of a Third Runway, M4 widening, the Western Rail Link to Heathrow, and the impact of HS2’s relocation of the Heathrow Express depot to Langley may all be considered in the context of the appeal into Goodman’s massive SIFE development.
Hapless parish councillors have been left with egg on their face after inadvertently sending residents to a spoof website to tell them about a major development.
A new village group has been launched to oppose the Slough International Freight Exchange (SIFE). But the surprise announcement so close to the Parish Council by-election has raised concerns of further election campaigning irregularities.
Rival developers behind freight interchanges proposed for Radlett and Colnbrook HAVE joined forces in a development that removes a significant objector from the SIFE public inquiry.
A deal between rival developers Goodman and Helioslough is looking likely in a move which could be a significant setback to those opposed to the scheme.
Slough Borough Council and developer Goodman have agreed to cap movements from SIFE at just under a MILLION trips a year a year if it gets the go ahead in September.