Consultation: Abbey Barn North Development Brief Supplementary Planning Document

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We want your views on a proposed development brief for the Abbey Barn North site.

The development brief supplements Policy HW4: Abbey Barn North of the Wycombe District Local Plan (adopted in August 2019). It sets out the guiding principles of how the site could be developed in the future to provide new, high-quality housing.

When it is finalised, the guidance set out in the development brief will help to shape a detailed planning application.

Start date: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Closing date: Tuesday 17 December 2019

Purpose and detail

We decided to release the Abbey Barn North reserve site for development in late 2014. We took this decision to help meet Wycombe district's housing shortfall.

A liaison group of local councillors and local community representatives has helped us set out the guiding principles that will govern how the site will be developed. These principles are set out in both Policy HW4 of the Wycombe District Local Plan and also in this draft development brief.

We now want your comments on the draft development brief to assist us in shaping and finalising this document.

The development brief identifies a series of development principles for the site and sets out guidelines for future development, illustrating the type and location of buildings with artist’s impressions and the scale and character of some of the defined open spaces.

Documents for consultation

Supporting documents

The following documents will also be available at public libraries and at the Wycombe District Council offices, during normal opening hours:

How to respond

The best way to have your say is through our online response form.

Have your say

You can also respond by completing the response form [Word | 175KB] and returning it to us via:

  • email:
  • post: Major Developments & Design, Planning and Sustainability, Wycombe District Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1BB

There is also a printable response form [PDF | 265KB] for those who wish to hand-write their comments. 

Additional information

See the Abbey Barn North development site page to find out more about the work we have been doing so far on this project. For an explanation of reserves sites please see reserve sites explained

Data protection

Please note that copies of comments received will also be made available for the public to view. Comments therefore cannot be treated as confidential. Personal details will be redacted prior to publishing. Data will be processed and held in accordance with our privacy policy.

Contact details

Please contact us with any questions:

Next steps

Once the consultation has closed, we will use the responses we receive to refine and improve the development brief. Our responses to any comments received will be set out in the Statement of Consultation report, which will accompany the adopted SPD. The finalised document and the accompanying Statement of Consultation will be considered by the Wycombe DC Cabinet in the winter 2019/20.

Once agreed, the development brief will be a supplementary planning document (SPD). This SPD will form the basis for a separate developer led planning application for the development of the Abbey Barn North site. That application will follow the standard planning application process.