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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Re open Bledlow Household Recycling Centre as a community facility with the money raised being used to apply for planning permission etc.

Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire
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Bledlow Household Recycling Centre (HRC) Action Group has been set up by 14 local town and parish councils with the aim of reopening the HRC as a community facility which was closed by Buckinghamshire County Council on 31st March 2019 despite huge opposition from local residents. The money raised will be used to apply for planning permission and then to set up the site for operation. However, people have asked the following questions:

• Why does an existing recycling facility need planning permission at all? Answer: For historical reasons, and almost uniquely to Bledlow HRC, planning permission was vested in BCC not with the site. It used to be a landfill site up until 1974 owned by Wycombe Borough Council but after the reorganisation of local government in 1974 where WDC became responsible for collection and BCC became responsible for disposal, the site was passed to BCC who then obtained planning permission to turn it from a landfill into to a HRC. BCC were not willing to port the planning consent to us as legally we could have challenged them for their closure.

• Even if it does need planning permission, why does the permission cost £10,000 to obtain? Answer: The cost of the planning permission is likely to cost circa £10k+ but we will then need , in addition, to reinstate the site for use by a commercial company. Any funding obtained above the £10k will help us to achieve this.

• How much are the local councils contributing? Answer: Thame has contributed £500; PRTC has agreed on £1k; Bledlow cum Saunderton has agreed £500; Longwick has agreed £500. As the other Councils are currently in recess until September I have asked them to make a contribution (suggested £1k) and add it to their September agendas.

• Who will operate the facility if and when it is permitted? Answer: This will depend on who the successful company bids to operate it. We have obtained agreement to set up a Community Interest Company (CIC) to act as a host organisation.

• What does self funding mean? Answer: Self-funding means that we hope that the entry charge the company will level will sufficient to allow the site to operate without having to seek any funding from the CIC.

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  • William Bendyshe-Brown16 hrs ago
    William Bendyshe-Brown

    William Bendyshe-Brown

    16 hrs ago

    We have now raised £4,287 through our JustGiving website from 106 supporters which is fantastic. Additionally we have raised £4,500 from 8 Town and Parish Councils which has been paid into our Business Bank account. Further, we have received an additional £420 from private donations into our Bank account taking our overall total raised to-date to a magnificent £9,207! We are holding our public meeting on Wednesday evening at 7pm in the Princes Centre, Princes Risborough. Please do come along to hear our exciting plans for the site reopening.

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  • William Bendyshe-Brown15 days ago
    William Bendyshe-Brown

    William Bendyshe-Brown

    15 days ago

    We have nearly reached £8,000 from our Just Giving site plus donations by 6 of the 12 local Town and Parish Council plus some private donations. We still have quite a way to go but this £8k has enabled us to seek quotes from local planning consultants to start the planning application process off with Bucks County Council (BCC). We have chosen one company who stood out from the rest. We are now seeking agreement with BCC on Heads of Terms for the leasing of the site which should be agreed next week. All very exciting! Please pass on!

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  • William Bendyshe-Brown1 month ago
    William Bendyshe-Brown

    William Bendyshe-Brown

    1 month ago

    We have had nearly 100 donations and are creeping towards £8,000 which will now allow us to engage shortly with a planning consultant to start the process of preparing the planning application for the Bledlow HRC site. Thank you everyone who has contributed but we need more local residents to do so. So please do pass this message on and encourage everyone to donate. As I have said before if everyone who signed the petition (nearly 4,500 signatures) contributed £10 we would be home very quickly. Thank you once again.

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Page last updated on: 10/21/2019 18.48

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 16, 2019

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 11, 2019

    Good Luck!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 9, 2019

    great initiative that will benefit the whole community

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 6, 2019

    Good Luck, it's an essential facility for the community.

  • alan frost

    alan frost

    Oct 1, 2019

    isn't this project near the end of its life?

    £2.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 22, 2019

    We need more small recycling centres not less!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Sep 21, 2019

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Bledlow Ridge, Buckinghamshire

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