At our meeting on 23rd October we were delighted to co-opt Bill Baker as the new councillor for the vacant seat. Bill has lived in Farnham Common for 40 years and has been an active campaigner on a number of projects in the Parish. He is a retired chartered surveyor.
Much of the meeting was take up with issues regarding development in the parish. It was agreed to robustly defend the most recent attempt by Slough to land grab some of South Bucks; there was debate on an approach from a local developer to develop Green Belt land in our parish, and the Council will be working on the development of a new brownfield register for the area.
If you care about any of these issues please have your say – contact the Clerk and let us know what you think. We think that the only way to have any control of development in our parish to to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a Plan which becomes part of planning law and must be adhered to by the planning authority when determining what type of development can take place where. This will take a small dedicated team of people working with us and planning consultants to achieve. There is a process of consultation that has to be gone through and analysed. If you think this is something you want to be involved with please contact the Clerk as soon as possible.