Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Wycombe District

Consultation on the Wycombe District Local Plan

Wycombe council is to carry out a review of green belt boundaries as it attempts to find enough land for housing. It is aiming to build between 500 and 700 houses a year up until 2031. Currently around 400 homes a year are built.

In High Wycombe, the council is looking to build more than 1,300 homes on reserve sites at Abbey Barn North and South; Terriers Farm; and Gomm Valley & Ashwells. The latter two sites have sensitive nature and landscape constraints and their inclusion in the plan will prove controversial.

Housing is also planned for Slate Meadow, between Bourne End and Wooburn, substantially narrowing the gap between the villages. The council is suggesting major growth at Princes Risborough, with up to 2,500 homes over ten years.

The consultation closes on 4 April. See also Bucks Free Press

1 comment:

  1. This Consultation is raising a number of questions concerning the type of dwellings to be built and in what areas.This is intended to give the Council some idea of the respondent's views and these will be taken into account along with all the other inputs when decisions are made.

    It is therefore important that residents and local organisations complete the Consultation Response Form and if possible, attend one of the meetings to find out the implications of the Local Plan and how it may affect them.