A slew of applications were submitted in the run up to Christmas that look set to see residents reaching for pen and paper in Layburn Crescent, Myrtle Close, Tweed Road, and Poyle New Cottages.
An appeal into the rejection of an application to build a solar farm off Park Street in Poyle, was thrown out by the Government on Monday. Sirius SBC Renewables had sought permission to build a “temporary” solar photovoltaic farm on farmland owned by the Rayner family, but the application was turned down at the end of last year.
An opponent of the rail-freight interchange planned to be built in Radlett is continuing his campaign to have the depot scrutinised against “the same rules” as the SIFE development in Colnbrook.
Colnbrook Parish Council has joined forces with the Langley Neighbourhoood Forum to call on local councils to ensure the long-term provision of a north-south route linking Iver, Langley and Colnbrook.
Slough Council has dropped a heavy hint that it may seek to accommodate a new headquarters building for British Airways in Colnbrook in its revised Local Plan. The airline currently contributes £6.2 million annually to Hillingdon Council in respect of business rates on its £200 million Waterside complex off Harmondsworth Moor, which opened in 1997.
Planning chiefs are set to impose an embargo on ANY development in Poyle until such time as full planning consent has been granted for a Third Runway – potentially not until 2023 according to their own estimates. In order to safeguard land that may be needed for the proposed third runway and its associated development there will be an embargo on any development taking place in the short term unless it meets the ‘essential to be in this location’ test set out in a new Core Strategy. The idea is one of several that will be put to a public consultation on a new Local Plan for Slough in January.
Colnbrook’s Green Belt is not considered suitable for new homes but will be released to create up to 15,000 new jobs over the next 20 years say the Council’s planning chiefs. Further, they want to enshrine new policies in the Local Plan to prioritise Heathrow’s future needs both in the short and longer term.
Slough Borough Council’s cabinet will be asked next week to approve support for a major northwards expansion of the town into South Bucks to find room for 5,000 of the 20,000 new homes needed.
A new housing development off Crown Meadow is being actively pursued by Slough Borough Council as part of a strategy to address the town’s housing shortage. The greenfield site which sits between the Queen Mother Reservoir and Brands Hill is one of a number of proposals being brought forward as part of a southern expansion of the town.
The developer behind a proposed 500-home expansion of Iver and new relief road is hosting a community consultation event this evening at Iver Village Hall. The plans could see a doubling in size of the village and impact on traffic passing through Brands Hill.
Local highways “can manage” says CEMEX as application submitted to route 121 HGVs a day via Sutton Lane
The local highways network “can manage” with the additional traffic from a new quarry in Richings Park, says CEMEX, the company behind the scheme. It has modelled the cumulative impact of the Heathrow Express depot relocation to Langley station, and its existing quarry in Riding Court Farm, and concluded they “would not be at a level to create highway capacity or significant road safety risks”.
Proposals for a 100% privately funded new relief road on land to the south of Iver are among benefits of a major new housing scheme being advanced by developers. An Iver Village Relief Road could connect Langley Park Road with Thorney Lane North and see an 80% reduction in traffic using Iver High Street.