Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

ARTHUR J BEDBOROUGH Maple Court (Ger­rards Cross) Res­i­dents Ltd

DEAR Mr Bob Smith

Ger­rards Cross and Bea­cons­field have his­tor­i­cally been two of the most de­sir­able towns in the county but with easy ac­cess into Lon­don via the Chiltern Rail­way.

Bea­cons­field has widely built a multi-storey car park by the sta­tion. Ger­rards Cross only has a large car park by the sta­tion. With ne­go­ti­a­tion with Chiltern Rail­way, a multi-storey car park could be built, pos­si­bly much cheaper as it is out of sight of any res­i­den­cies, but still close to the town cen­tre.

Also, many of the bays taken up in the Sta­tion Road car park are used by peo­ple trav­el­ling to Lon­don, be­cause it is cheaper than the Ger­rards Cross Sta­tion car park.

The pro­pos­als to build a 4.5 storey car park in Sta­tion Road is a plan that has sev­eral neg­a­tives:

The amount of diesel and petrol fumes in Sta­tion Road with Tesco car park next door, all the new flats be­ing built and the con­ges­tion would be un­bear­able.

The pro­posed car park (if you still pro­ceed) would oblit­er­ate any colour – trees, bushes, fo­liage etc would not be vis­i­ble from Sta­tion Road, mak­ing vis­its to Waitrose, the li­brary amd all shops, flats and of­fices very dull in­deed.

If you still pro­ceed, we would have to name the erec­tion . Can I sug­gest ‘Pen­tonville’ as the high walls will be only 17 yards away from the south-fac­ing Maple Court, so we would fully ex­pect a few drones drop­ping off pack­ages.

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