Buckinghamshire County Council

Election 2017 Results

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Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change

PartyConservative

Seats 201336 Seats 201741 Change+5

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20135 Seats 20174 Change−1

PartyIndependent

Seats 20131 Seats 20173 Change+2

PartyLabour

Seats 20131 Seats 20171 Change-

PartyUKIP

Seats 20136 Seats 2017- Change−6
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Call to stop lorry drivers using roadside at lavatory

Local Democracy Reporting Service

There are calls for more HGV parking in Buckinghamshire in a bid to stop lorry drivers using the roadside as a "lavatory".

The county council has developed a major plan to manage lorry traffic across Buckinghamshire amid complaints of HGV traffic in small villages.

At a full council meeting, Lesley Clarke, Conservative councillor for Abbey ward in High Wycombe, asked what action is being taken to improve HGV parking.

"I want to make sure we don't have lorries that just park on the side of the road and think that every blade of grass is there for them to use as a lavatory," she said.

Cabinet member for transport, Mark Shaw, said he is "aware" of the issues HGVs cause across the county, and that the problem will be addressed.

New Aylesbury council leader elected

A new leader of Aylesbury Vale District Council has been elected.

Councillor Angela Macpherson
Aylesbury Vale District Council

Conservative Angela Macpherson, who is also a member of Buckinghamshire County Council, was voted in at a meeting on Wednesday, replacing Neil Blake who resigned in June.

Mr Blake previously led district opposition to the county council plans for a new single unitary council.

The appointment of Ms Macpherson means three of the four districts against that plan are now led by county councillors.

Council backs plans for new biowaste station

Local Democracy Reporting Service

More than 100,000 tonnes of waste could be processed at a High Wycombe rubbish tip after the council backed plans to build a new biowaste transfer station.

Buckinghamshire County Council's development control committee has approved plans for the new single-storey station at High Heavens Recycling Centre in Clay Lane.

High Heavens Recycling Centre
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The development will change the way the rubbish dump operates - as green and bulky waste will be processed under one roof, rather than three separate outdoor locations within the site, and it is expected to reduce dust, noise and odours.

The site is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, but contractors insist the plans present the "very special circumstances" required to develop protected land.

HGV traffic would increase but it is due to be limited to 128 two-way journeys per day under the plans, which still need approval from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.