Neighbourhood Plan

Wycombe District Council seeks to authorise the building of 160 new homes in the Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh Parish area over the next 20 years. In February this year the Parish Council arranged a parish meeting where representatives of Wycombe Council explained the requirement for the new homes to our local community. As a local community, Kimble has the right have the right to develop its own Neighbourhood Development Plan in order to have some say as to how the community should develop. At the February meeting, which was very well attended, a vote was held as to whether the Parish Council should develop a local plan. The Vote was overwhelmingly in favour.

A Neighbourhood Plan Working Group has now been established and is working with Wycombe District Council to move our Neighbourhood Plan forward.

Please visit www.kimbleplan.org for further information on our Neighbourhood Plan progress.

Welcome

Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh Parish is set in the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury at the foot of The Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire.

Each and everyone of our 7 councillors welcome you to our rural parish. We are situated on the northern edge of the Wycombe District, with rich lower farm land to the North rising into part of the magnificent Chiltern Hills to the South.

The 394 homes are well spread across 1,212 hectares. The main settlements are Smoky Row, Clanking, Marsh, Kimblewick, Little Kimble and Great Kimble.

The southern part of the parish is within the Chilterns Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Green Belt – an area representing nearly 25% of the parish. The rest is most attractive too, and we strive to keep it that way.

The National Trust owns the land around Pulpit Hill. There is a network of public footpaths and bridleways from which to explore the varied countryside within the parish.

The population is growing, with many young families now taking the numbers to just over 1,000 (988 in the 2001 Census).

We are home to Red Kites and a wide variety of wildlife and flora, including rare Black Poplar trees.

We have 2 thriving and very successful schools, Great Kimble Church of England School and Griffin House School, both of which have waiting lists. We have 2 public houses, The Swan and The Prince of Wales all worth a visit. We are also home to 3 churches, St Nicholas, All Saints and The Free Church.

The Parish Council is charged with looking after the best interests of the whole community and is made up of seven unpaid volunteers guided by our Clerk, Julie Bunker.

We are committed to preserving the heritage and beauty of the area that we are all privileged to live in, whilst also preparing it for the future. We meet nearly every month in the The Kimble Stewart Village Hall to discuss our work, and we would welcome your input.

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