Taplow

Welcome

Welcome to the Taplow website! This is a jumping-off point for all sorts of information about Taplow Village. Come in and look around.

A Walk Around Taplow

A virtual-reality tour of Taplow, with clickable maps and hundreds of photographs.

NEW: updated maps, and Marsh Lane is now fully covered.

Picture of the Oak and Saw public house with inset map of Taplow
A contestant in the 2011 Race to the Church

Race to the Church

29th April 2011, Taplow High Street. To your vehicles! The race is on!

Hitcham and Taplow Society

The Society has a website with news, information, and a forum for people to "have their say" about the local area.

The HTPS website
Detail from 'Ox Roast' by Steve Thompson

Taplow Artists Network

This is a showcase for artists who live or work in the Taplow area. A wide range of work is on show, from watercolours to sculpture and from acrylics to digital photographs.

Current local issues

Skindles and the Paper Mill

The St Regis company, which owned Skindles and the Mill, sold the entire site to a property company called Watchword. The mill closed in late 2006, and some parts have now been demolished.

The site covers approximately 48 acres and comprises the Mill, the former Skindles Hotel, Windrush Garage (on a lease) and the Severnside Recycling Depot, as well as large areas of open space.

The new owners submitted a planning application in April 2009 and went bust soon afterwards. The plan was to build a large new hotel on the Skindles site, 28 live/work units with a supporting office hub, and 152 dwellings (mostly apartments).

In June 2011 a new consortium led by Barratt Homes mounted an exhibition at the Mill to gather feedback on their new outline proposals. The plans presented were very sketchy - much less detail than the previous proposals.

Move on to 2014, the site is now owned by Berkeley Homes and there is another exhibition of proposals on 2nd July at the Rowing Club in River Road.

In September 2014, Berkeley Homes submitted four planning applications covering Skindles, the Mill site, the Gas Works sites, and the proposed new footbridge. These can be found in a special area on the South Bucks website: Mill Lane 2014 Planning Applications"

The applications were considered by South Bucks District Council on 17th December 2014: the footbridge and the conversion of Glen Island House were approved but the larger applications covering new houses and flats were refused.

The Hitcham and Taplow Society is watching the process keenly. There is a Mill Lane Planning Proposals page on the Society website, containing the Society's initial reaction and a number of background documents.

Pictorial websites

Landmarks

Local Government

Nearby towns and villages

Recreation

Schools and charities

Taplow Business

Other sites

 

Andrew Findlay
andrew@findlay.org