Providing more accommodation for people who need our help

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Wycombe District Council Council is  showing its proposals for new temporary accommodation in Desborough.

A public consultation will start on Thursday 18 October and run until  31 October.

Wycombe District Council has ambitious plans to provide more accommodation for people who are homeless and who need a temporary place to live. They are currently working on plans to build new temporary accommodation in the town centre to help meet local need and provide a much better living environment for people that need help.

A public drop-in event will be held at Wycombe Arts Centre next week, where people can go along and talk directly to the project team.

Consultation details:

  • Thursday 18 October from 1 to 8pm
  • Wycombe Arts Centre, Desborough Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2PU

The current temporary accommodation that Wycombe District Council provides is in a remote rural location in an old building. There is a shortage of places to meet the need for but it is not possible to expand our current building.

The council is sharing plans which will enable them to help more people in need of temporary accommodation and provide a better living environment for the households that need help.

The consultation will show proposals to build new temporary accommodation on council-owned land in the Desborough area. This will bring people closer to the local services they need including transport facilities, council offices, GP surgeries, parks, faith centres and schools as well as other support services. 

The consultation starts on 18 October and will run until 31 October.  There will be information about the scheme and a comment form available on the council's website when the consultation goes live on 18 October.

How to have your say

  • Email: new.temporary.accommodation@wycombe.gov.uk
  • Write to: Temporary Accommodation Project Team, Wycombe District Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1BB
  • Or fill in a form in person at the special drop in event on 18 October

The council will use feedback from the consultation to help prepare a planning application for this new scheme. There will also be a chance to comment as part of the formal planning application process once a planning application has been made.