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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

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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Planning

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

 

Meetings, Agenda and Minutes

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Meetings 2020
Date Meeting Agenda Minutes
9th January Council Read Read
13th February Council Read Read
12th March Council Read Read
19th March Annual Parish Meeting Read Read
9th April Council Cancelled  
14th May Annual Parish Council Meeting Postponed  
14th May Council Cancelled  
11th June Council Read Read
16th July Council Read Read
13th August Council Read Read
10th September Council Read Read
8th October Council Read
12th November Council    
10th December Council  

Planning

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Documents relating to the Neighbourhood Plan can be found in our Archive and a link to the plan is available in our Governance Section

Planning 2020
App Location Description
20/07663/CTREE Rose Cottage Bradenham Road West Wycombe Prune back lateral branches facing rose cottage by 2-3m x 1 Yew (T4)
20/07525/CTREE Flint House Bradenham Road West Wycombe Reduce by 3m in height and width x 1 Hornbeam (T1), fell x 1 Damson (T2), reduce by 3m in height 2m in width x 1 Silver Birch (T3) and prune back lateral branches facing rose cottage by 2-3m x 1 Yew (T4)
20/07402/CTREE Park Farm House Toweridge Lane High Wycombe Fell x 2 Ash (T1, T3) and x 1 Ash, Elder and Goat Willow (T2)
20/07279/FUL 361A West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Erection of two storey rear extension & loft conversion to create addition 1-bed self-contained flat
20/07280/FUL 470 West Wycombe Road High Wycombe Householder application for construction of single-storey side extension with internal and external alterations following demolition of existing side porch
20/07236/FUL Chorley Farm House Bottom Road West Wycombe Internal works to the barn including installation of a new ground floor window to east elevation & alterations to the dining room of the main dwelling with the installation of 2 x roof lights to the west elevation and a porthole style window in the south elevation
20/07237/LBC Chorley Farm House Bottom Road West Wycombe Listed Building application for internal works to the barn including installation of a new ground floor window to east elevation & alterations to the dining room of the main dwelling with the installation of 2 x roof lights to the west elevation and a porthole style window in the south elevation
20/06719/TPO West Wycombe Conservation Area West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Tree works as per schedule
20/06404/MINAMD 25 Portway Drive High Wycombe Proposed non-material amendment to permission for application for construction of single storey rear extension and loft conversion granted under householder planning ref: 20/05507/FUL
20/06405/FUL 25 Portway Drive High Wycombe Householder application for construction of single storey rear extension and loft conversion (alternative scheme to 20/05507/FUL)
20/06161/FUL 50 Chorley Road West Wycombe Householder application for construction of front porch
20/05886/FUL Towerage Farm & Towerage Barn Toweridge Lane West Wycombe Construction of 2 x brick piers marking the entrance to Towerage Farm and West Wycombe Estate
20/05792/FUL Myze Farm Oxford Road West Wycombe Construction of steel framed agricultural machinery and implement store
20/05507/FUL 25 Portway Drive High Wycombe Householder application for construction of single storey rear extension and loft conversion
20/05383/CLP 16 Rosemary Close High Wycombe Certificate of lawfulness for proposed construction of single storey rear extension
20/05429/CTREE Fish Pond Field West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Tree works as per schedule
20/05069/FUL Plant And Harvest Garden Centre Chorley Road West Wycombe Demolition/relocation of existing structures, alteration of the existing cottage, extension to provide a replacement dining area and WCs, construction of 3 x greenhouses, construction of education centre, new opening in the existing boundary wall, raising the boundary wall at the east end of the site, finials to existing gate piers, construction of covered ways and relocation and conversion of the gardeners' shed to create WCs & re-build section of damaged south wall & new gate

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

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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