Modernising local government

The future of local government in Bucks

District councillors across Buckinghamshire voted on Monday 16 January 2017 in favour of submitting a proposal for two new unitary councils for Buckinghamshire, replacing the current two-tier structure of county and district councils, to the Secretary of State, Sajid Javid. We are currently awaiting his decision. 

Head to our dedicated website for the latest information.

To modernising local government in Buckinghamshire, we created this proposal in partnership with Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils.

The proposed model would see one unitary council in Aylesbury Vale, and one for the south of the county. This would replace the current county and district councils. 

Read the executive summary

Read the full proposal report

A two-unitary model for Bucks:

  • strengthens local decision making
  • improves and protects the future of local services
  • saves taxpayers’ money
  • keeps our customers at the centre of everything we do

We don’t believe that change is about seeking short term gains. We need solutions that provide a solid foundation for any future challenges and which will benefit our children’s children.

We believe that any changes needs to be introduced through a measured, considered and collaborative approach.

We also commissioned an open and independent review to find the best option for the future of local government in Bucks. 

You can read the summary brochure for an overview of the report or browse the full report, which outlines the range of options available.

Check out our FAQs for some more useful information on the issue.


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