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Consultation: draft Wycombe district local plan

This page refers to consultation on the draft Wycombe district local plan in 2016.
See: Consultation: Publication of the Wycombe District Local Plan for the current consultation. 
Consultation closed

We have received requests to see the representations we have received. Due to the large number of representations we are currently focussing on logging and summarising them and will be in a position to share representations in due course when we have completed this work.

We will take into consideration all representations as we finalise the plan. We do not respond to individual representations. We are summarising the representations by theme and will be setting out our response to the issues raised. We will publish the summary in due course, before the Local Plan is finalised.


We are consulting on the draft local plan for the Wycombe district for the period to 2033.

Purpose and detail

We want your comments on the content of the draft local plan.

The draft plan sets out the long term future for the district identifying where new homes, jobs and infrastructure will be created and how we will protect our countryside.

The draft sets out:

  • core policies
  • where we propose to provide for new homes and jobs - covering our towns and rural areas
  • policies for housing and economic growth
  • policies to protect our countryside - specifically the green belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The draft takes account of comments made during the options consultation in spring 2014.

Draft local plan for consultation

Policies maps

These are the policies maps from appendix I of the main consultation document.:

Draft local plan summary leaflet


We ran a number of drop-in event throughout the district. We prepared display boards showing the core policies and area specific policies. See the link to each event for further details and links to the display boards.

Local plan timeline

  • Spring 2014: options consultation
  • Summer 2016: consultation on draft local plan
  • 2017: submission to Planning Inspectorate

See Local Development Scheme for further details and context.


Consultation now closed

Start date

  • Monday 27 June 2016

Closing date

  • Monday 8 August 2016

Please note: due to its late publication, the deadline for comments on the Sustainability Appraisal is midnight 22 August 2016.

Contact details

If you have any questions:

Telephone: 01494 421158

Expected outcome

We will consider the comments you make and finalise the draft plan before publishing it for six weeks statutory consultation early in 2017.

People who make comments on that final version of the plan can then attend the examination in public where an independent planning inspector will be scrutinising the plan. This is likely to happen in summer 2017. If the inspector is satisfied with the plan, we aim to adopt it by the end of 2017.

Once adopted the new Local Plan will be the basis for planning decisions across the district.

Local plan events

No current events planned