THORNEY COUNTRY PARK LANDFILL PROPOSAL UPDATE
The Ivers Parish Council are extremely disappointed to have to report that during a Community Forum held on Monday 26th of November with Buckinghamshire County Council, the contractors revealed their intention to backfill the lake entirely despite assurance from Martin Tett and other members of Buckinghamshire County Council at Cabinet that the proposals would include the restoration of the lake to more modest depths with landscaping at the shoreline to allow for amenity activities such as boating and lacustrine habitats.
The landscape designer said that even if there was no lake (there being no alternative location for a 'replacement' on the site) it could become an attractive park available to many different users. However, this was greeted with some derision when the history of neglect by Buckinghamshire County Council was mentioned together with the lack of commitment for future funding.
It was confirmed that delivery of spoil to the site would be by train. The material would be unloaded directly from the trains to dumper trucks on-site for transfer to the lake. If required new rail siding could be constructed to facilitate the process.
The matter will be taken back to Buckinghamshire County Council for review. Depending on the outcome of that review, it is anticipated that a further consultation meeting will be held in about six weeks’ time.
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