The future for the village is very uncertain with the dark clouds of massive planning hanging over us all.
HS2 has now been approved and the line runs within 200m of the nearest house. Swathes of farmland have been purchased for the line and many farmers and land-owners have been very severely affected by the line.
The planning includes the construction of a maintenance depot between Twyford and Steeple Claydon which will be sited on 70 acres of farmland and will be working and floodlit 24 hours per day. As a result of the planning blight, it is almost impossible to sell property for the true value which has meant that young families are no longer moving into Twyford.
In addition to HS2, the new Oxford to Cambridge railway line is planned to run on the line of the original railway but there are also plans for a 6-lane expressway following the line of the East-West rail. This plan for both railways and roads will include the development of a massive 1 million homes between the two University cities.
To read more about the HS2 high-speed rail line impact in Twyford please read the information in the link from the Bucks Archaeological Society.