Dis­cus­sions ‘got a lit­tle bit ag­gres­sive’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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

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