Consultation on Unitary Authorities

Bucks County Council are currently conducting an online survey of residents’ and organisations’ views on the proposals to form one or more unitary authorities in the county.

There is a reasonable consensus that Bucks residents would benefit from a move to unitary authorities which combine the roles of County and District councils into one level of local authority.

The question remains however: would residents be better served by two Unitary Authorities – one based in the North of the county and one in the South – or by one county-wide authority? (In a 2 unitary authority solution, Chiltern District would fall in the South along with South Bucks and Wycombe Districts.)

The survey, being conducted on behalf of Bucks CC, is available here: and is open until May 19th.

It’s not a referendum… but it is a opportunity to let your views be known!