Discussions ‘got a little bit aggressive’
NEARLY 100 people braved the cold weather on Saturday February 27 and turned out for a meeting to discuss the emerging joint Local Plan.
Held at the Memorial Hall, in School Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Chiltern District councillors Isobel Darby and Des Bray – who also sits on the parish council – gave presentations explaining the processes involved.
A video was played first which featured Graham Winwright, planning policy officer for South Bucks District Council and Chiltern District Council, explaining what the plan and consultation entails, as had happened in Gerrards Cross on Wednesday February 24.
Mr Bray was full of praise for his fellow councillor, who said: “It went well actually. It got a little bit aggressive at one stage but it was all very friendly and Isobel Darby tackled most of the questions – she was absolutely brilliant.”
After the video, Mrs Darby gave a short presentation of her own which was followed by one given by Mr Bray.
But Mr Bray said it was difficult to answer some of the questions as the parish council has not yet formulated a response.
He said: “We haven’t as a parish council formulated our full response yet.
“We shall be doing that over the next two weeks. It’s very difficult. It’s a very, very complex subject.”
Asked what he thought was the most pressing issue for villagers Mr Bray replied: “The uncertainty. There’s nothing at this stage in the consultation that’s definite. We have no specific places where we’re looking.”
The public meeting at Gold Hill Baptist