|South Bucks District|
South Bucks shown within Buckinghamshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South East England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||South Bucks District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Dominic Grieve|
|• Total||54.55 sq mi (141.28 km2)|
|Area rank||192nd (of 326)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||304th (of 326)|
|• Density||1,200/sq mi (470/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||89.3% White
1.4% Chinese or Other
1.7% Mixed Race
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||11UE (ONS)
|OS grid reference||TQ0486|
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, by the amalgamation of the area of Beaconsfield Urban District with part of Eton Rural District. The district was originally named Beaconsfield: it was renamed to its present title on 1 April 1980, following the passing of a resolution by the district council. It is formally called 'South Bucks' rather than 'South Buckinghamshire'.
A large part of the district is sandwiched between the M40 and M4 motorways, both of which have junctions within the district. The major M40/M25 interchange is located near Gerrards Cross, it is the M25's only junction in the district. South Bucks contains the greatest length of motorway in any Buckinghamshire district. Railway lines follow the motorways- they are the Great Western Main Line and the Chiltern Main Line, with important stations in Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross. Denham Aerodrome in the southeast of the district has a small number of chartered flights running out of it.
The council is made up as follows, following the May 2011 district elections:-
- Conservative- 38
- Liberal Democrats- 1
- Independent- 1
|This section requires expansion. (January 2014)|
- The London Gazette: . 23 January 1980.
- "Head's Welcome." (Archive) Teikyo School United Kingdom. Retrieved on 8 January 2014. "Framewood Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire SL2 4QS UK"