Molins Site Ground Works – Haw Lane

A local company have been contracted to undertake groundworks in preparation of the future development of the Molins site on Haw lane. They will be on site until September/October but are hopeful that the majority of heavy goods vehicle traffic that has been causing the majority of issues will be concluded by early August.

There will be future building works undertaken as per the planning permissions and these will likely  start in 2023 taking an extended period of time to complete.

The Parish Council have been in regular contact with the Management on site to stress the importance of keeping disruption to a minimum as ground works continue over the summer.

There have been site visits undertaken and a presentation to the Parish Council on how Management are providing cleaning facilities to minimise disruption which are listed below.

  • Industrial wheel wash on site before every vehicle exits
  • Industrial road sweepers permanently on Haw Lane
  • All traffic will go onto the A4010 apart from low loaders with high machinery to avoid rail bridge
  • They have been providing car wash vouchers and these have been made available to all local residents
  • Drains are being emptied regularly to allow the free flow of surface cleaning water
  • They have repaired roads/drains/surfaces where needed and will be correcting verges when works are completed

Planning department at Bucks Council have confirmed that this work is acceptable under the original planning application approval however please do let the Parish Council know if there are any other issues and these will be handled directly with the contractors who are in regular contact.

Bucks Council Highway Liaison officer has also been in contact with the site and below is an update from the contacts.

“A meeting has been held with the current site compliance manager and the manager for the overall data centre works being carried out on Haw Lane former Molins site.

The meeting was very positive.

All vehicles from the site are sheeted, drivers have been briefed on safety compliance and the vehicles are weighed upon exit of the site and upon the destination. Checks will continue from their compliance team and in addition, we will make them aware of any issues we see which we hope following the discussion will be none.

Road sweeping will continue on Haw Lane and the A4010 road and Footway and any other locations we can safely attribute to their vehicles, this includes Princes Risborough Tesco roundabout. We also have issued a crew from the waste team to conduct some sweeping of loose chippings along a stretch on the A4010 that has been noted on a recent inspection.

We have agreed that direct contact will be made between the Local Area Technician (LAT) and the site compliance manager of any issues seen, reported, or encountered with a positive reaction time.

Damage to the verge and carriageway on Haw Lane was also discussed and we have agreed that make safe repairs will be undertaken to keep the Highway safe. Once enabling works have been completed a further site visit between Highways and the Molins team to discuss verge reinstatement and patching of the carriageway will be started.

The planning and enforcement team have contacted the team separately making them aware of the planning conditions which include:

All vehicles being sheeted

Exiting the site via the wheel wash

No vehicles driving through west Wycombe”

The Parish Council will maintain close contact with all parties involved to ensure minimal disruption as much as possible.

If you have any concerns or to report any issues please contact the Parish Clerk: who will pass these onto TfB to raise directly with the Contractors.