Welcome to our site. Here you can find the latest news, information about us, what we are doing and what we are trying to achieve for Beaconsfield. The Beaconsfield Society aims to conserve, enhance and develop Beaconsfield’s distinctive character for the benefit of present and future residents. We also try to encourage residents to become involved in the community and if you wish to join us we would be delighted to welcome you.
WWI Centenary Commemoration Day Sunday 3 August 2014 at noon You are encouraged to attend Beaconsfield’s commemoration of the start of the First World War on 3 August at the War Memorial and full details can be found in the News and Events section.
WWI Commemoration Wilton Park Development The major issue facing Beaconsfield at the moment is the development at Wilton Park when the Defence School of Languages leaves later in 2014. Prior to the sale to Inland Homes, another developer, Jansons, made alternative proposals but the sale went ahead nevertheless. Jansons sought a review of the legality of this decision and ‘on 12 June 2014 Mr Justice Lindblom of the High Court granted Jansons permission for a substantive hearing to decide whether the Ministry of Defence took the right decision to treat exclusively with Inland Homes and enter into the Option Agreement dated 16 October 2013 without being satisfied that Inland Homes was a Special Purchaser in accordance with the disposal rules.’ The Chairman of the Beaconsfield Society, Mike Elliott, says “This introduces some uncertainty and potentially a time delay but the overall implications for the project are not at all clear “. The basic structure proposed for the development was published by South Bucks District Council on 17 January 2014 in its Draft Supplementary Planning Document which was followed by a public consultation. The Society worked with other Community organisations to form a group, Wilton Park Watch, and our submission to South Bucks District Council can be found by clicking on WP Submission in the top right-hand box. We now await the response from SBDC to the consultation and our concern is focused on the best outcomes for current and future residents in the Town, regardless of who is the developer.