Tonight’s full meeting of the Parish Council will see a motion debated to seek approval from the Secretary of State for proposed borrowing to purchase the Colnbrook and Orchard GP surgeries.
Six months after the latest Working Group was set up to progress a Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council has decided to defer further work until a decision has been made on Heathrow expansion through the parish.
Slough Borough Council has today announced a SECOND delay to its attempts to develop a new Local Plan. But it follows updated guidance from the Government yesterday which raises the prospect of intervention if significant progress is not made by next year.
The new Local Plan is to be delayed by Slough Borough Council to prevent objectors to a proposed third runway using it to “rehearse their arguments”.
Iver Parish Council has withdrawn its application for Neighbourhood Area designation after an eleventh hour legal challenge from Pinewood Studios.
Pinewood objected to the inclusion of its 11 acre site within the Neighbourhood Area boundary and effectively forced the application to be withdrawn just before Christmas. The move sets a dangerous precedent for any would-be Neighbourhood Area with a large commercial enterprise within its boundaries.
Following its application for Neighbourhood Area Designation Iver Parish Council is pushing ahead with a series of meetings to consult with residents about its aspiration to develop a Neighbourhood Plan.
Cllr Elum-Smith to step down from Village Hall Trust to focus on driving forward a Colnbrook Neighbourhood Plan
A Colnbrook with Poyle Neighbourhood Plan could be set to finally move forward now that one of the twelve parish councillors is to be freed of other commitments in order to devote more time to the project.
Could minister’s intervention in council meeting finally push Colnbrook towards a Neighbourhood Plan?
The prospect of a Colnbrook Neighbourhood Plan ever materialising may have been given a boost by a recent Government decision that backed a community’s wishes over the local council’s.
The Heathrow Villages Forum, successful in bidding for £7,000 of Government funding last year, has announced the boundary of its proposed Neighbourhood Plan.
The Parish Council appears to be moving slowly but surely towards a Neighbourhood Plan after three and a half years of indecision. Embarking on a major new project just before the end of their term of office the move will be seen as a bold expression of confidence in the run up to the May election.