See also, our Guide to Local Government
We are now raising funds to support the Chesham Society’s activities responding the up-coming consultations - the second consultation - for the new Chiltern District Plan 2014 – 2036. This is underway and Society is taking a very active role [along with Chesham Town Council – Chesham is sure to get a significant share of the 7,300 new houses for the district, there is little mention of increased infrastructure - we must protect our commercial base and not encroach on the greenbelt. The Society will be pursuing the eight Visions for Chesham it proposed in the first consultation in March this year.
The organisation Brown not Green has been formed to resist the proposed Green Belt development at Lye Green.
See our HS2 page for the societies position regarding HS2, and for information about REPA, the Residents Environmental Protection Association. For all the latest news about HS2 in the Chilterns, see the HS2 Amersham Action Group site .
Our HS2 account is used to promote local activities undertaken both by the Society and other local groups, and to fund national organisations seeking to halt HS2. If you are able to make a donation to support the campaign, and are a UK taxpayer, please complete a copy of this form, so the society can recover Gift Aid on your donation.
Church Street - Lorry Ban ?
The photograph shows a daily situation which occurs in Church Street, Chesham, a well used through route to the Missendens, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, the county town of Aylesbury and beyond.
Much larger vehicles than those shown regularly force their way through the Old Town and the dogleg opposite the Queen’s Head. There is no obvious means of bypassing this bottle neck but the situation is set to worsen dramatically when traffic is displaced from the A413 through Chesham streets as a result of HS2 construction - both non-construction traffic and traffic to and from construction compounds.
A possible mitigation of this problem could be the imposition of weight restrictions on this busy town route to force heavier vehicles away from this old and well established Chiltern Town in the valley.
Would you be prepared to support such a proposal by writing to Bucks C.C. - Ann-Marie Davies, Transport Localities Team Leader, Aylesbury Vale Area Office, Griffin Lane, Aylesbury HP19 ? The initial response from county is not encouraging - more pressure is required to change their minds.