Public consultation on land at Ashwells

Ashwells map with colour
A public exhibition on proposals to build approximately 125 homes and a hilltop park at land at Ashwells will be held next month.

Wycombe District Council, as landowner, is bringing forward proposals, advised by Savills, to provide serviced plots of land for housing.

Staffed drop-in events will be held in the Penn Room at Tylers Green Village Hall in Church Road on 8 November between 12.30pm and 6.30pm, 10 November between 2.30pm and 6.30pm, and 19 November between 9.15am and 12.15pm.

The exhibition will also be available to view in the Barnes Room on 9 November, but council officers will not be on hand to answer questions.

Wycombe District Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Roger Wilson said: “I would urge people to come along to the exhibition to shape our plans for the Ashwells site.

"The Ashwells-specific consultation is the council, as landowner and developer, seeking residents’ views on our plans to provide ‘ready-to-go’ plots for smaller house builders and potentially local families to build their own homes.

"It is totally separate to the council’s concurrent planning consultation on the wider Gomm Valley and Ashwells reserve site, to which these Ashwells proposals aim to respond to."

Information and design concepts will be available online from 8 November - by searching for "Ashwells development"  – with residents invited to make comments via a web form. The online form will close to comments from the public on 25 November.

Serviced plots

Serviced plots are defined by the government as ‘…shovel ready sites with planning permission, where plots or parcels of land are laid out and ready for construction. Access is provided and each plot or parcel of land has utilities/services provided within its boundary.’