health and sports top wish list

Lo­cal plan con­sul­ta­tion re­veals most wanted fa­cil­i­ties

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Jack abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Jack­_84_A­bell

BEA­CONS­FIELD Town Coun­cil has called for a leisure fa­cil­ity and a med­i­cal cen­tre to be built near the town in its re­sponse to the Emerg­ing Joint Lo­cal Plan con­sul­ta­tion.

South Bucks and Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cils have pro­duced a po­ten­tial plan in or­der to en­sure ar­eas meet gov­ern­ment quo­tas for new hous­ing over the next 30 years.

Par­ish, town coun­cils, or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als have been asked for their views about how to im­prove the plan, and Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil has pro­duced a de­tailed re­sponse.

In it, the town coun­cil says South Bucks would ben­e­fit from a new pub­lic health fa­cil­ity as well as med­i­cal prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties, and urges the dis­trict coun­cils to en­sure any devel­op­ment tak­ing place in Bea­cons­field is car­ried out in char­ac­ter with other hous­ing and build­ings in the area.

In re­sponse to the ques­tion: “Do you have any nom­i­na­tions for Lo­cal Mea­sures?,” the Town Coun­cil re­sponded: “A new pub­lic health fa­cil­ity to be de­vel­oped south of the A40 com­pris­ing out­door and in­door games ar­eas, gym and pay to swim pool (the first in South Bucks).

“This fa­cil­ity to be well sup­ported by park­ing and ac­ces­si­ble di­rectly from the A40 and from lo­cal bus ser­vices.”

It adds: “Med­i­cal prac­tice fa­cil­i­ties, phys­io­ther­apy and other spe­cial­ist health ser­vices to meet the grow­ing needs of Bea­cons­field’s chang­ing and shift­ing de­mo­graph­ics.”

The town coun­cil has also urged the dis­trict coun­cils to use the plan to help solve Bea­cons­field’s on­go­ing park­ing prob­lems with calls for ad­di­tional park­ing across all three ar­eas of the town. There is also a rec­om­men­da­tion that green belt land in and around the town is given as much pro­tec­tion as pos­si­ble from fu­ture devel­op­ment.

To read the re­sponse in full, go to www.bea­cons­field­town­coun­cil.gov.uk.

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