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Golden Ball on the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe
Church Lane West Wycombe
Entrance to the Church Room Clock, West Wycombe
West Wycombe House
West Wycombe School
Chorley Road, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking West
High Street, West Wycombe, Opposite entrance to St Paul's Church, West Wycombe
Hellfire Caves Entrance, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking East
High Street, West Wycmobe, Looking West
The Dashwood Mauseleum on the hill overlooking West Wycombe
Golden Ball on the Church of St Lawrence in West Wycombe
Church Lane West Wycombe
Entrance to the Church Room Clock, West Wycombe
West Wycombe House
West Wycombe School
Chorley Road, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking West
High Street, West Wycombe, Opposite entrance to St Paul's Church, West Wycombe
Hellfire Caves Entrance, West Wycombe
High Street, West Wycombe. Looking East
High Street, West Wycmobe, Looking West
The Dashwood Mauseleum on the hill overlooking West Wycombe
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Welcome to the website of the
West Wycombe Parish Council

 

West Wycombe is a small village situated on the A40 three miles west of High Wycombe in the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire and is the central point of the Civil Parish of West Wycombe. The Parish extends from Chapel Lane in the East to the boundary of Bradenham Parish on the A4010 and the boundary of Piddington Parish on the A40. It has a population of approxiately 1,300 adults plus children.

The Parish is a mix of urban and rural residential properties, working farms and local businesses. As you travel from High Wycombe to West Wycombe the Golden Ball of the church of St Lawrence and the Dashwood Mausoleum are visually impressive landmarks overlooking the parish and visually dominating the village and local landscape for miles.

Once you reach the Pedestal Roundabout on the A40 you can travel along the A4010 through the Chilterns towards Aylesbury or continue on the A40 through the village of West Wycombe and the fields owned by West Wycombe Estate towards either Stokenchurch and the M40 or the Chiltern village of Bledlow Ridge.

The historic village is largely owned by the National Trust and receives a large influx of tourists - being the site of West Wycombe Park, West Wycombe Caves, St Lawrence Church and the Mausoleum on top of West Wycombe Hill.

Although it is on the busy A40, the village centre retains much of its historical charm because it is mainly owned by the National Trust, and so has resisted modernisation.

West Wycombe Park, Hellfire Caves, Mausoleum and St Lawrence Church were all constructed in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and co-founder of the notorious Hellfire Club.

The High Street has a number of 'old-fashioned' shops (in appearance at least), as well as three pubs, some small offices, a well-used Village Hall and St Paul's Church.

Just off the High Street is the village Combined School (ages 4–11).

 

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Fly tipping polutes our landscape and is expensive to clear. Please report online or call 01296 480771

Planning

You can find all the latest planning applications in our Planning Section below which is updated every Monday.

 

Meetings, Agenda and Minutes 2021

Meetings start at 8pm

Under the current Government COVID legislation Zoom meetings will continue until May. After that time we will have to wait and see whether we can meet in person or carry on with Zoom meetings. The information for members of the public to join via Zoom is always on the agenda and you are always welcome. There is a session at the beginning of the meeting where questions can be asked and statements made. We look forward to seeing you via a screen or eventually in person.


Date Meeting Agenda Minutes
14th January Council Read Read
11th February Council Read Read
11th March Council Read Read
11th March Council - Amended Agenda Read Read
25th March Annual Parish Meeting Read Read
15th April Council Read Read
20th May Annual Parish Council Meeting Read Read
20th May Council Read Read
10th June Council Read Read
15th July Council Read  
12th August Council (if required)    
9th September Council    
14th October Council    
11th November Council    
9th December Council  

Planning 2021

 
App Location Description
21/06938/FUL 12 Beechwood Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of single storey rear extension
21/07101/FUL Wyeside Park Farm Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of roof extension incorporating habitable space within loft, including rear and side dormers and additional roof lights, part single storey, part two storey rear extension and fenestration alterations (Alternative scheme to 21/05940/FUL)
21/06776/FUL 316 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Change of use of first floor from an existing office to an admin/management office for private hire minibus business
21/06866/ADRC Land At West Wycombe Estate West Wycombe Application for approval of details subject to Conditions 4 (Ecological Enhancements) and 6 (Traffic Management Plan) of planning ref: 21/05604/FUL
21/06831/CTREE OS Parcel 2178 High Street West Wycombe Fell to ground level x 8 Prunus and x 1 Ash (G4 and T1211)
21/06715/CTREE West Wycombe Combined School Church Lane West Wycombe Tree works as per schedule
21/06535/FUL Moorcroft Park Farm Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of part two storey/part single storey side and rear extension and creation of driveway
21/05940/FUL Wyeside Park Farm Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of roof extension incorporating habitable space within loft, including rear and side dormers and additional roof lights, part single storey, part two storey rear extension and fenestration alterations (alternative scheme to pp 20/08337/FUL)
21/05604/FUL Land At West Wycombe Estate West Wycombe Application for temporary use of land for film-making purposes with associated temporary sets and facilities for a 6 month period
21/05580/FUL Beechwood House 10 Beechwood Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of rear extension and creation of parking to front
21/05396/ADRC 391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Application for approval of details subject to Conditions 3 (Approval of Ecological Enhancements), 4 (Approval of lighting), 5 (SuDS), 6 (SuDS Maintenance), 7 (Sound Insulation - Traffic Noise), 8 (Sound Insulation - Flats), 10 (Electric Vehicle Charging Services), 11 (Access First), 12 (No gates), 13 (Visibility Splay), 14 (Parking Layout), 15 (CTMP), 19 (Surfacing Materials) and 20 (Water Efficiency) of planning ref: 18/07804/FUL
21/05397/PNP11B 391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Prior notification application (Part 11, Class B) for demolition of existing two storey detached, 4-bed building and detached garage to allow for construction of 7 x 1-bed apartments with associated access, parking, and bin and cycle stores granted under planning reference 18/07804/FUL
21/05384/FUL 19 Portway Drive High Wycombe Householder application for construction of single storey rear extension
21/05335/TPO West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Fell to ground due to excessive decay at the base x 1 Ash (T3)
21/05402/CTREE West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Remove to ground level due to inappropriate village setting x 1 Conifer Hedge (G2)
21/05328/VCDN 391 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Variation of conditions 2 (plan numbers), 9 (air quality mitigation), 16 (materials), 17 (amenity areas - bin and cycle storage) and 18 (landscaping) attached to pp 18/07804/FUL (Proposed demolition of existing detached dwelling and erection of 7 x 1 bed apartments with associated access, parking, and bin and cycle stores) to improve design/layout , improve fire safety and improve amenity
21/05263/FUL West Barn Towerage Farm Toweridge Lane West Wycombe Internal and external alterations including construction of log/cycle/bin store and installation of 2 x tapered saddle stones to convert existing barn at Towerage Farm and create 1 x 1-bed holiday accommodation with associated works including fencing and siting of septic tank
21/05101/FUL 14 Bradenham Road West Wycombe Householder application for construction of front porch extension and single storey rear extension following removal of existing ground floor extension

Services

 

Allotments

The allotments, located in Chorley Road, were developed at the request of residents in 2009.

The Parish Council was only able to provide these thanks to the generosity of Sir Edward Dashwood who leased the land to the Council for this purpose.

There are currently 25 full and half sized plots.

There is always a short waiting list so if you are interested in taking an allotment you should make contact with the Parish Clerk to have your name added to the list.

For details of fees and the Tenancy Agreement please visit the Governance Section above and photographs in the Gallery

 

Burial Ground

The Burial Ground is located in the centre of the village behind St Paul's Church.

The Burial Ground and the field beyond, were leased to the Parish Council by Sir Francis Dashwood for the purpose in 1987 and the terms of the lease state "Interments in this burial ground are only allowed for residents of the Civil Parish of West Wycombe, since its inception in 1987 and whose name is on the Civil Electoral Roll.

Current burial fees together with rules and regulations can be found in the Governance Section above and photographs in the Gallery

A full list of interments can be found on our Interments Page

 

Defibrilators

The Parish Council have defibrilators installed in the porch of the Village Hall in the centre of the village, on the pavilion in the Pedestal Playing Field and at the top of the hill adjacent to St. Lawrence Church.

 

Grass Cutting

The Parish Council is responsible for cutting the grass in the Burial Ground, Allotments and Pedestal Playground. Currently, as part of their lease, Dowley Dynamos are responsible for cutting the Pedestal Playing Field. There are other areas where the Parish Council is responsible and they are marked on the Grass Cutting Map produced by Buckinghamshire Council. All other areas of grass are the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council

 

Pedestal Play Ground and Playing Field

The Play Area is officially closed because the Parish Council does not have the resources to comply with the Government's Requirements with regard to Covid-19.

Play In the 2008 Parish Plan questionnaire the residents of West Wycombe asked for a playground and the Parish Council put a three year plan in place.

Sir Edward Dashwood leased the Pedestal Playing Field to the Parish Council and money was raised through fete's and donations as well as a small increase in the Precept.

That three year plan was completed in 2012 and the children of West Wycombe now enjoy an entertaining and challeging play area

The West Wycombe Estate retains and is responsible for the Changing Rooms and the Parish Council has leased the open space to the Downley Dynamos on short term.

The facility has become so popular that it has been necessary to extend the small car park which, thanks to road works on the A40 and in liason with Buckinghamshire Council, has been covered with scalpings as have the allotment parking area.

There are photographs of the playground in the Gallery

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