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HS2 – Abnormal loads arriving at Chipping Warden Compound this week.

HS2 - Abnormal loads arriving at Chipping Warden Compound this week. Notice from EKFB working on behalf of HS2. We have some long steel beam sections arriving at Chipping Warden Compound this week. They will be travelling from the Banbury area, via the A361 as abnormal loads. The police escort, which is required for some of the deliveries, may require a very brief halt of traffic at certain junctions or narrow sections of highway. Tuesday 31st January  - 1 delivery, no police escort required  Wednesday 1st February  - 3 deliveries, 2 of which will require a police escort  Friday 3rd February – 2 deliveries, both with a police escort These will pass along the A361 through Wardington and at the

Update on A361 closures

Update on A361 closures Please Note: The two-week night-time closures of A361 for survey work is no longer proceeding. The survey work was planned for Monday 9 January to Saturday 21 January 2023 – no longer going ahead. Other work taking place: There is a very short period of closure required for some line painting under the temporary bridge near our compound on the A361. The lines there are faded at that location, and so to improve safety, a line painting contractor be attending and the road will be shut for a maximum of 4 hours to carry out the work.   We have published a works notice, which I have attached and summarised below: Notice of night-time temporary closure,

LAST CHANCE TO COMMENT: Construction of up to 140,000 sq m on the A361

This is your final chance to comment on this MASSIVE grey box development on the A361. The plan is to cover the farmland opposite the new grey box warehouses with acres of similar eyesores. You may also be interested in the "Keep Nethercote Rural" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RuralNethercote/.  Comments close on 1st December 2022 Neighbour Notification (amended details) Application No.: 22/01488/OUT Applicant's Name: Greystoke CB Proposal: Construction of up to 140,000 sq m of employment floorspace (use class B8 with ancillary offices and facilities) and servicing and infrastructure including new site accesses, internal roads and footpaths, landscaping including earthworks to create development platforms and bunds, drainage features and other associated works including demolition of the existing farmhouse Location: OS Parcel 5616

Construction of up to 140,000 sq m of employment floorspace opposite the new grey boxes on the A361

Neighbour Notification (amended details) Application No.: 22/01488/OUT Applicant's Name: Greystoke CB Proposal: Construction of up to 140,000 sq m of employment floorspace (use class B8 with ancillary offices and facilities) and servicing and infrastructure including new site accesses, internal roads and footpaths, landscaping including earthworks to create development platforms and bunds, drainage features and other associated works including demolition of the existing farmhouse Location: OS Parcel 5616 South West Of Huscote Farm And East Of, Daventry Road, Banbury Parish(es): Banbury Expected Decision Level: Committee Plans and documents can be viewed on the Council's on-line register at https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/22/01488/OUT. If you do not have access to the website, you may inspect the submitted plans and documents at Bodicote House on one of

HS2 REMINDER – Chipping Warden temporary bridge installation

Chipping Warden temporary bridge installation A reminder that we will be installing a temporary bridge across the A361, next to our compound in Chipping Warden, this weekend:  This will require the closure of the A361, near Chipping Warden, 8pm Friday 14 October through to 6am Monday 17 October. The work notice for the Chipping Warden bridge installation is available on the following link: Notice-of-weekend-closures-for-bridge-installation-A361-Chipping-Warden-1.pdf (hs2.org.uk)  We plan to install the bridge over two weekends with a further two weekend closure periods planned as a contingency. A section of the A361 Byfield Road will be closed 24 hours a day over a period of up to 4 weekends beginning Friday 14 October to Monday 7 November 2022. These closures will commence

HS2 Notice – Road closures and construction updates

Notice from EKFB on behalf of HS2 This is  an update on some construction and road closure activity taking place soon. We will soon be installing the temporary bridge in Chipping Warden. It should be quite impressive to see, as it involves a large crane with careful manoeuvring, but it will involve some weekend road closures. There is also quite a lot of activity taking place in Boddington and Wormleighton, and so I have attached a draft copy of the AWN for the Boddington and Wormleighton areas. Notice of traffic management near Wormleighton and Lower Boddington September 2022_Final_ I have also attached a road closure look-ahead. This gives you a summary of the planned closure dates and you will see

A361 Overnight road closures 28 – 29 July

A361 Overnight road closures 28 - 29 July Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2 As you may be aware from the HS2 update emails, there will be a short period of overnight closures at the end of the month on the A361 near Chipping Warden. This is for security barriers and reinforcement work to take place in the area where our temporary bridge will be installed. The A361 will be closed overnight, 8.00pm to 6.00am on Thursday 28 July and Friday 29 July 2022 with a signed diversion in place. The road will reopen at 6.00am on Saturday 30 July 2022. This is the maximum period of closure and we will endeavor to open the road earlier if the

Update on HS2 Precast tunnel segment deliveries

Good news regarding the Sunday morning precast deliveries. Message from EKFB on behalf of HS2 After a period of testing and modifications, we have adapted the way we load and transport the largest precast segments. This method reduces the width of the load, which will mean no additional traffic management will be required. With immediate effect, we will no longer routinely be delivering the precast segments using the Sunday morning lane closures. The widest segments will now arrive mid-week, as part of the regular precast delivery schedule to Chipping Warden Compound. Please note that there are some segments which, due to particular design features, may still require occasional use of a road closure. So this option may need to be

The Red Arrows today

The Red Arrows will be at Silverstone today, however, after an afternoon trip to Swansea, they are heading back to Scampton tonight and are due to fly directly over Wardington at 9pm precisely. Full details are here https://www.military-airshows.co.uk/press22/redarrowsschedule2022.htm.

FINAL CALL to action: planning application to build over 160 acres of Banbury farmland

The window for objections is about to close. Please ACT NOW! https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/people/developers-shock-hamlet-with-premature-planning-application-to-build-over-160-acres-of-banbury-farmland-3721654 An application has been lodged with Cherwell District Council for outline planning permission to build industrial estates over 140 acres of ancient pasture on both sides of the A422 off Junction 11 of the M40 motorway. The development would link the new ‘Frontier Park’ warehousing with the M40 in the south, burying farmland once thought to be untouchable. The applicants say the industrial units would total 140,000 square metres and be used for storage and 24-hour distribution. To comment on the application see here https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/22%2F01488%2FOUT Comments must be made by June 30. A campaign group called Keep Nethercote Rural has set up a petition against the plan and also has a Facebook page