PC registers strong objections to East West Rail Link construction proposals
East West Rail Phase 2 – Round Three consultation
A resident in the Stables has advised that according to the NR website the consultation for newly identified landowners notified on 5th February is open until 5/3/2018 for consultation. This apparently was not made clear in the correspondence so if you received a letter dated 5/2 and wish to send in comments you still have time.
Next Parish Council meeting
The Stake Holder Manager for East West Rail, Mr Charles Hurst has accepted an invitation to attend the next Parish Meeting on Wednesday 7th March and this will be held in the large Red room of the Red Lion commencing at 7pm.
We will be given an update on the latest developments and further clarification on the likely period of construction and disruption for the area as a whole. From a Parish point of view the key issues still under consideration are the proposals to route LGV vehicles through the village, and the HGV and other traffic flows along and off the A4421 onto the Poundon Road by Stratton Park.
If you have a specific question that you feel may not be covered, please let us know it in advance so it can be added for discussion.
Re HGV weight restriction
Quite separately to the above but entirely relevant to it, we understand Trading Standards Oxfordshire are quite active in prosecuting companies that violate weight restrictions on roads in the County and are keen for members of the public to report matters for investigation. Their website is the easiest place to report possible breaches and it also offers helpful advice and guidance on how to spot vehicles of each size:
Following on from the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday night attended by some 25 people please see the Parish Councils response to the East West Rail Link Construction Traffic Consultation which incorporates views expressed at the meeting and may be useful to anyone intending to respond in person directly to EWR.
Responses need to be with EWR by 9th February and the fastest way is to go to the website link which was on the leaflet previously circulated: https://consultations.networkrail.co.uk/communications/east-west-rail-phase-2-round-three-consultation/
Alternatively you can register your view by Emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org