It is over two years since the Parish Council set up a Broadband Working Group with the goal of ensuring every property in the Parish receives at least 10Mbps broadband; preferably via OpenReach, or failing that via a wireless connection. The Connected Counties upgrade programme is due to be completed by the end of 2019. […]
Broadband Work Group Thanks to the Connected Counties initiative funded by Wycombe District Council, the broadband service in the Parish is improving. Their commitment is that all save a handful of properties will receive a 10mbps service. The parts of Saunderton near the station have long had a good service, with the more remote parts […]
To residents of Bledlow, Saunderton and Bledlow Ridge The Parish Council wants to do all it can to get a better broadband service for the area. We’d like your help. The Government and BT have announced that by 2015 90% of the population will have access to superfast broadband – good news? Sadly, probably […]
6th April 2017 The Neighbourhood Plan The Neighbourhood Plan has progressed well. Following several rounds of public consultation the final draft was submitted to Wycombe District Council in August 2016 within 12 months of the official start date. This is a record performance as we are told most Neighbourhood Plans take about two years […]
4th May 2016 The Neighbourhood Plan As I reported last year there was significant public concern caused by the various proposals for the Molins Site; this together with the solar farm proposed at Holly Green in 2014 removed any possible doubt that the Parish needed a local plan reflecting the wishes of local people. […]
2nd April 2015 Hemley Hill Travellers Site The last of the travellers left the site last November and a group of local residents have purchased the field, so we can hope that it will be returned to its original state. We have to thank Wycombe District Council for pursuing this case with steady resolve […]
3rd April 2014 Road Maintenance The Parish Council contributed £5,000 towards the Vehicle Activated Signs that have been installed at Bledlow on the B4009. After some teething problems they are now working satisfactorily, though their siting has been questioned. More VASes are soon to be installed in Bledlow Ridge, though again their precise siting has […]
1st May 2013 Co-options & Councillors It was with some reluctance that I agreed to succeed Bob Uglow as Chairman of the Council owing to the time needed to carry out the duties properly. I remain of this point of view but hope that I have come somewhere close to my predecessor’s level of effectiveness. […]
On 23rd June 2017 Wycombe District Council formally adopted the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Neighbourhood Plan and its Appendices, concluding a journey which started in the summer of 2015. From this date the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Neighbourhood Plan forms part of Wycombe District Council’s Development Plan and will be used to make decisions related to land uses and planning applications in […]
81.48% of local residents who voted at the referendum on 4th May 2017 wanted Wycombe District Council to use the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Neighbourhood Plan to help it decide planning applications in the parish. Further details can be found on the Wycombe District Council website. The Plan will come into force once adopted by Wycombe District Council […]
The Bledlow-cum-Saunderton neighbourhood planning referendum will take place on 4th May 2017 on the question: “Do you want Wycombe District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Bledlow-cum-Saunderton parish to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” Further details on the referendum can be found on the Wycombe District Council website.
On 7th February 2017 Wycombe District Council accepted the Examiner’s recommendations included in his Final Report, following an extension (agreed between the Parish Council and Wycombe District Council) of the date by which Wycombe District Council needed to decide on the Examiner’s recommendations. The Examiner recommended making five modifications to the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Neighbourhood Plan relating to […]
Councillor Simon Breese, Chairman of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Parish Council, has formally written to Martin Tett, Leader of Bucks County Council, expressing the views of the parish council on the proposals to form new unitary authorities. It is the opinion of the council that a single county-wide unitary authority would be best for the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton parish. You can […]
On 24th October Wycombe District Council appointed Mr Robert Yuille as the Examiner of the Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Neighbourhood Plan. Mr Yuille will start the examination of the Neighbourhood Plan shortly after the current public consultation ends on 25th October. For further information on the work which Mr Yuille will carry out please visit Wycombe District Council website.
Wycombe District Council has now checked that the Plan meets all the necessary legal requirements and has published it for a further and final round of public consultation. This statutory six weeks consultation starts on Monday 12th September and will be managed directly by Wycombe District Council. Details of the consultation, including how to respond […]