Consultation: Princes Risborough expansion plan


We are now consulting on the draft Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document, a planning guidance for the future expansion of the town.

We invite your comments on the consultation draft by 21 July 2019 (11.59 pm). 

Background detail

The Wycombe District Local Plan was submitted for examination in public in March 2018. Hearings were held over the summer of 2018, and the Main Modifications consultation in early 2019. We are awaiting the inspector’s report shortly and hope to adopt the plan by the end of the summer.

The Local Plan allocates around 2500 homes in Princes Risborough, mostly through a major expansion west of the town.

The Council has prepared further detailed guidance for the expansion and is now about to consult on a draft of this guidance which is in the form of a Supplementary Planning Document.

The draft Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document (Referred to in the Local Plan as “Capacity and Delivery Plan”) is based on the policies from the new Wycombe District Local Plan, and sets out more detail about how these should be delivered.

In doing so it provides a framework to help guide the preparation and assessment of future planning applications within the expansion area.

This document will form a material consideration that should inform any planning applications that come forward relating to the expansion area and will be taken into account by the Local Planning Authority when determining these.



As part of consulting on the draft Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document we are organising three public events, held at the Community Centre, Wades Park / Stratton Road, Princes Risborough HP27 9AX.

  • A staffed exhibition (no registration required)
    • on Tuesday 25 June 2019 - 3pm to 8pm
    • on Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 2pm to 6pm
  • A public meeting (registration required)
    • on Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    • on Tuesday 16 July 2019 - 7:30pm

Register your place - 2 July

Register your place - 16 July 

Documents for consultation

View the consultation draft and background documents below:

Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document:

Background evidence

Sustainable Drainage

Traffic Modelling

Viability Report

Local Plan Evidence


How to respond

You can submit your comments in the following ways:

  • By completing our online response form:

 Response Form

  • By sending a Word response form [DOC - 174KB] or sending an email to

  • By post to: Spatial Planning, Wycombe District Council, Council offices, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1BB

Please clearly state which part of the guidance your response relates to. 

Comments will only be accepted on the consultation draft. This is not an opportunity to comment on the content of the Local Plan.

Start date

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Closing date

Sunday 21 July 2019 (11:59)


Additional information

See Princes Risborough expansion plan for a summary on the proposed expansion.

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 the Data Protection Act 1998.

For more information please see the Spatial Planning Privacy Notice.

Document availability

The Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document Consultation Draft, the SPD appendices, the SPD background documents and the accompanying SPD Statement of Consultation can be viewed during the opening times at:

  • Princes Risborough Town Council Offices, The Princes Centre, Clifford Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 0DP

  • Princes Risborough Library, Bell Street, Princes Risborough, HP27 0AA

  • Wycombe District Council, Council Offices, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1BB

Contact details

If you have any questions you can contact us at


Next steps

We will review the comments received and finalise the guidance by the end of 2019.