Archive for November, 2016

‘Britain’s Silicon Valley’

The National Infrastructure Commission announced last week their important report on the Oxford to Cambridge infrastructure study. This will have a big impact on North Bucks and promotes the importance of improving east-west connections between Milton Keynes and Oxford. More details can be found here.

New East-West transport links could provide a once in a generation opportunity for ‘Britain’s Silicon Valley’ – Armitt

New Plans for Lace Hill

Last night I attended Buckingham Town Council and heard about the new proposals for the Lace Hill employment site. Since the withdrawal of Sainsbury’s in 2013, we have been wondering what might come forward so to hear the latest proposals might be coming forward for a planning application by Christmas is positive. The proposals include:

  • Lidl supermarket
  • Costa Drive-Through
  • Beefeater restaurant
  • Premier Inn
  • Health Centre (Swan Practice)
  • Care home

We will have to wait for the planning application for the detail, but the proposals for the non-health elements would create over 90 new jobs.

Buckingham Transport Strategy

The County Council has released a draft Transport Strategy for the Buckingham/Winslow/Silverstone area to help mitigate the housing growth being proposed in the Vale of Aylesbury Plan. Please take a look and send any comments to the council before the end of the year.

Akeley Parish Council

I attended the Akeley Parish Council earlier this evening and updated the councillors on various issues from the District and County Council. Of particular interest was the presentation from the county council on the proposals for a new unitary council. More details can be found here.

Buckingham Town Council

I attended Buckingham Town Council meeting last night, and also discussed the county council’s proposals for a new unitary council for the county instead of five separate councils. More info at

Warren Whyte

4 Fishers Field,
Buckinghamshire MK18 1SN

01280 820531

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