Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty would like your views

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Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have been reviewing the Chilterns Management Plan, a statutory document which describes what is needed to care for the Chilterns AONB.

They have now reached the second consultation stage and welcome your views on the draft Plan which covers a range of issues from biodiversity and wildlife conservation to looking after the special character of the Chilterns villages, managing access and recreation and helping local tourism. 

If you do not have time to read the entire document, it would be helpful if you could let AONB know if you agree with their Vision and General Policies on pages 14-18 of the Plan. To download a copy of the Plan and for more information please visit: https://www.chilternsaonb.org/management-plan-review

The consultation closes on the 31st December 2018.

 

Public consultation on the future of Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centres

Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centre Service are conducting a consultation process with residents until April 2019 to set out proposals for the future of the service. The service needs to reduce spending by £1.2million, however they are committed to getting a clear insight into how residents and service users would like the recycling centre service to be improved or changed.

Some of the proposals made so far include:

  • Reducing the number of opening days at our Aylesbury (Rabans Lane), Burnham and Chesham sites, from 7 days a week down to 5

  • Closing down completely one site, and maybe two sites

  •   Introducing charges at all sites for some types of waste

  •   Consider charging residents from outside Bucks for disposing of all waste types at sites, or preventing them from using sites altogether

Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet Member for Planning and Environment, Bill Chapple OBE said the review was a ‘reluctant but necessary step’. He said: ‘We have an extremely tough budget to meet from April 2019 onwards and this means facing up to some difficult decisions. There definitely needs to be changes, but my overall aim is to retain a service that still works for the majority of the people going forward.”

To help develop plans for the future service of Buckinghamshire’s Household Recycling Centre please visit: www.buckscc.gov.uk/hrc-review