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Background: Princes Risborough Expansion Plan

This consultation has now closed

Update: March 2021

Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document 

You can view the adopted Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document on the SPD and Guidance webpage.

The Wycombe District Local Plan allocates around 2500 homes, a relief road, new schools, green spaces and other infrastructure in Princes Risborough, mostly through a major expansion west of the town.

We remain committed to delivering on the vision for Princes Risborough set out in the Local Plan that includes a high quality expansion that is a positive enhancement to the town, and that provides outstanding public services and facilities that benefit all of the community.

The Council adopted the Princes Risborough Expansion SPD on 16 March 2021 following Cabinet. This follows consultation on a draft Supplementary Planning Document in 2019 and further engagement with stakeholders, local communities and developers. As far as possible, the final SPD takes account of the issues and concerns raised.  

The 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.

Next steps to delivery 

Developers and planning applications 

The SPD opens the way forward as to how the expansion can be delivered - by developers working together.

We are encouraging developers to bring forward an outline planning application for the whole expansion area that follows the policies and the guidance in the SPD and sets out how and when the homes and infrastructure will be built out alongside each other. Detailed planning applications would then follow for different parts of the expansion.

Developers are still coordinating their approach.

There will be further public consultations on any applications that are submitted.

Relief Road - including Southern Road Links 

Having secured £12M Housing Infrastructure Funds (HIF) from Homes England ( to support delivery of the Princes Risborough Expansion Area), the Council is developing the preliminary design for the first phase of the Relief Road, known as the Southern Road Links.

Delivery depends upon agreement with developers about the overall funding of the scheme, coordination with development coming forward and repayment of the HIF.

To keep up to date with the progress of the Southern Road Links project, visit Princes Risborough Southern Road Links PRSRL , sign up for bulletins online or email You can also view our previous bulletins.

Other phases of the relief road will be delivered alongside development of the expansion area.

The SPD sets out more details of how this can be achieved. 

Background evidence

View the previous version of the SPD and background documents below:




Past Consultation


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

  • A staffed exhibition
    • on Tuesday 25 June 2019 - 3pm to 8pm
    • on Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 2pm to 6pm
  • A public meeting
    • on Tuesday 2 July 2019 - 7:30pm
    • on Tuesday 16 July 2019 - 7:30pm

For more information showcased at the event, you can download:

Feedback and responses

All responses to the 2019 consultation can be viewed online.

View responses

Data protection 

Please note that copies of comments received are made available for the public to view. Comments therefore cannot be treated as confidential. Personal details have been 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.

Additional information

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

Alternative formats

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