Consultation: Princes Risborough expansion plan
This consultation has now closed
Update: December 2019
Following Homes England’s allocation of Housing Infrastructure Funds (HIF) to support the delivery of the Princes Risborough Expansion Area, and acceptance of the Council’s business case, the Council has now completed the formal agreement with Homes England securing £12m towards the first phase of the relief road for Princes Risborough.
The Council is now progressing delivery of this HIF scheme and is commencing negotiations to secure the land necessary for the first phase of the relief road. It is expected that other phases of the relief road will be delivered alongside development of the expansion area.
Balfour Beatty is being contracted to undertake preliminary design work for this scheme and will be consulting with residents next summer, in advance of a formal planning application, anticipated toward the end of 2020.
This follows the wide consultation last summer (2019) on the Council’s expansion plan for Princes Risborough. Local residents, the town council and others made a number of comments about how the expansion of the town should go forward. The Council recognises particular concerns, including around traffic, phasing and assurance on delivery of the relief road, and is considering the issues raised and how the expansion plans can be adapted to respond to these.
In parallel we are working with developers to consider how the expansion area should be delivered. We are 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.
We will continue to engage with the community through the Town Council.
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 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:
Documents for consultation
View the consultation draft and background documents below:
Princes Risborough Expansion Supplementary Planning Document:
Local Plan Evidence
Feedback and responses
All responses to the consultation can be viewed online.
See Princes Risborough expansion plan for a summary on the proposed expansion.
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.
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
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