While Colnbrook may think the chances of SIFE going ahead are slim to nothing now that Heathrow has declared its hand, campaigners in Radlett are still pursuing a “conjoined” inquiry with legal action backed up by a relentless war of words!
Online estate agent Mouseprice.com reports that Slough’s house prices have nearly recovered to their pre-recession levels and have made significant gains in the past 12 months, bucking the national trend.
Supermarket giant Morrisons has formally asked for the go-ahead to build a £20m store in Langley and said the move will help other traders – not hurt them.
Erstwhile parish Councillors really are philanthropists it seems, donating nearly £40,000 of unpaid work to the parish every year. That’s according to the Parish submission to the Community Governance Review in March, and one of several surprising claims made in its battle to escape abolition.
In a news release issued on Monday the Colne Valley Regional Park spelt out at the devastating impact Heathrow’s expansion plans would have locally, saying the North-West and South-West options would “wipe out” the southern part of the Park.
The Colne Valley Park Festival returns once again this Sunday, offering a great family day out at the Denham Country Park.
Heathrow has confirmed for the first time that it has plans for a fourth full-size runway over Colnbrook and Poyle, echoing proposals by Tim Leunig three months ago that were angrily rejected by Councillor James Walsh.
Three weeks after St Albans Council was told its Judicial Review bid was “misconceived”, developer Helioslough have been refused permission for its own Judicial Review. Deputy High Court Judge John Howell refused permission in the High Court, saying that the legislation imposed ‘no express duty on the Secretary of State to take a decision on the appeal by the time set’.
The impasse on the proposed freight interchange at Radlett – and conversely for the next step for the massive SIFE development proposed for Colnbrook’s remaining Green Belt – continues.
Administrators of Colnbrook-based McArdle have revealed they are negotiating with one potential buyer. But hopes are fading for the company to be kept as a going concern as asset strippers wait on the sidelines. The company’s prime location in the residential heart of the village is understood to be generating particular interest.
Campaigners have vowed not to give up after Windsor & Maidenhead councillors buckled to threat of Judicial Review and reject the application to grant Village Green status to fields in neighbouring Wraysbury.