Building work
  • HS2 marches on

    October 27, 2019

    Despite several requests from Aylesbury Vale District Council to Transport Minister Grant Shapps that he halt HS2 enabling works until the current review is concluded, HS2 contractors will soon be taking possession of a strip of land, including a footpath, alongside the railway line at Hawkslade Farm estate, Aylesbury.  HS2 contractor Fusion was expected to start work in the area, fencing off […]

  • Down to earth plan

    July 28, 2019

    The blueprint for the future of mineral prospecting and waste management in Buckinghamshire has been given the thumbs-up by county councillors. Buckinghamshire’s new Minerals and Waste Local Plan aims to ensure a steady and adequate supply of aggregates, and forecasts future waste management needs, taking account of growth set out in the district local plans.  The […]

  • Design awards – your call

    July 2, 2019

    If people know of a new development that makes them look again and think it deserves wider recognition they are advised to nominate it for the Aylesbury Vale Design Awards 2019. To nominate a scheme, email with a summary of why the nomination is being made. Nominations are open now and entries close on Wednesday July 31. The awards […]

  • Fly-tipping TV focus

    June 17, 2019

    Exhaustive work carried out by county council enforcement officers in the war against fly-tippers in Buckinghamshire features in a new Channel 5 documentary series. The six-part programme, ‘Grime and Punishment’ follows the hidden army of council enforcement teams and inspectors up and down the country who work hard to nail those who think nothing of blotting the country’s towns and countryside with their mess and […]

  • ‘Put brake on HS2’

    April 25, 2019

    Councils across Buckinghamshire are piling pressure on the Government to stop all current HS2 preparation work until the detailed design has been properly approved and full cost of the scheme made clear. As part of the collective action, Aylesbury Vale and Chiltern District Councils have already debated and agreed a special motion at their full council meetings last week, calling on the Government […]

  • Recycling centres blow

    March 8, 2019

    The first of April will see the first major change to Buckinghamshire’s household recycling centres for a generation. The county council’s Cabinet made the decision in January to bring in the following changes to safeguard the future of the service against a backdrop of continually reduced funding and the need to protect other critical council […]