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Sustainable community strategy

Sustainable Community Strategy for Wycombe District 2013 - 2031

The sustainable community strategy (SCS) for Wycombe district identifies the challenges that we collectively face today and outlines an ambitious and exciting future for the district to 2031. It will ensure that the district, with its beautiful rural communities and towns such as High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough continue to develop and thrive.

This work is not without its challenges and the spatial planning aspect of this SCS – the Local Plan to 2031 - is being developed concurrently. This strategy is a refresh of the SCS we published in 2009, rather than a completely new plan. It has been updated to reflect 2011 Census data, results from our 2012 residents’ survey and changes in governance around partnership working in Buckinghamshire.

The timeline has been amended from 2026 to 2031 to mirror the emerging Local Plan for the Wycombe District.