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Minutes of Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To approve the minutes of the last meeting held on 22 July 2019


The minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2019 were approved.


Progress from Pinewood

To include an update on the following:-


  1. Road infrastructure (Pinewood transport consultants and Bucks County Council will be attending for this item)
  2. Maintenance of ditches and data from the water storage monitoring

3.     HGV’s being stored onsite

4.     Environmental report (landscape habitat, flora and fauna)


Matthew Wright and Kathryn Maidment from Pinewood Studios provided the following updates:


1.       Pinewood Studios Development Phase 2 update


Phase 2 was nearing completion with the majority of roads and landscaping works having been completed. It was anticipated that this development phase would be completed by the end of October 2019. Sir Robert McAlpine staff had started to leave the site with work on the backlot also nearing completion. The footway and cycle path had been completed, with only some snagging issues to be rectified. The new development would begin to be occupied between now and mid-November 2019 when the development would be fully operational. In relation to traffic it was expected that this would increase during peak times once the development became operational. Initially the timetable of productions means that there would not be two productions running side by side although there would be a time when traffic movements would increase and it was hoped that with the road improvements being made there would be a consistent flow of traffic. There was one large new car park with 725 places, with a further three peripheral car parks meaning that there were just under 1,000 spaces alongside the 1,500 spaces either side of the road and it was expected that these would be fully occupied.


2.       Seven Hills Road


Discussions were ongoing with Buckinghamshire County Council and South Bucks District Council and there had been positive engagement with both. Work on the detailed road design was ongoing and this would be shared in the next four to six weeks. The plan was for the planning application to be submitted to South Bucks District Council before the end of 2019 with public consultation taking place before the application was submitted. It was planned that residents within the immediate vicinity would be contacted first with one to one and group meetings planned to ensure that those residents’ concerns were addressed in the plans. In relation to the previously planned consultation being cancelled at short notice it was confirmed that whilst it had been anticipated that the designs would have been at a stage to be shared they had not developed to the point of going out to consultation at that time. Therefore the decision was made to re-schedule the consultation. Further, it was confirmed that there was not specific width for a footway on Seven Hills Road and that there were no imminent plans to implement a permissive footpath on Pinewood land.


The planning application would be supported by a transport assessment followed by a detailed section 278 highway design, and a tender procurement exercise. Taking into account the time of construction it was estimated that the project would take 18 to 24 months to complete from the point planning permission was granted. Current transport usage/trends was in the process of being assessed.


An update was also provided on other planning applications to develop various stages across Pinewood West, with much of the existing buildings being demolished to create space to develop  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37.


Sir Robert McAlpine update


There was no Sir Robert McAlpine representative present at the meeting.


Agenda Items for Next Meeting


Agenda items put forward for discussion at the next meeting included:


Update on the Annual Ecology report (Pinewood Ecologist to attend)

Update on flood modelling


Date of Next Meeting

To be confirmed


Monday 27 January 2020 at 5 p.m. at South Bucks District Council Offices