Consultation: draft residential design guidance

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We are consulting on the draft residential design guidance supplementary planning document (SPD).

Purpose and detail

We want your comments on the content of the draft residential design guidance SPD.

This guidance updates and replaces the current residential design guide contained within appendix 1 of the adopted Local Plan (as amended July 2013). It applies to all new residential development in the Wycombe district. It aims to ensure that all new residential development we build is designed well, contributes positively to the area and is great to live in for years to come. It deals with the issues that are seen as being most important for Wycombe district including:

  • character
  • connections and movement
  • parking design
  • building relationships
  • flat design

Main consultation documents

This first draft of the guidance was prepared following a review of the current guidance and draws on the principles contained in a number of key national guidance documents which are referenced throughout the guidance. It also draws on workshops, a tour of recent developments and a residents' survey,

Associated documents


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Personal data - fair processing notice

As part of this public consultation exercise any information received by us, including personal data, may be put into the public domain, including on this website.

Start date

  • Monday 25 July 2016

Closing date

  • Friday 16 September 2016

Contact details

If you have any questions:

Telephone: 01494 421 158

Expected outcome

We will consider the comments you make, make any amendments and adopt the guide as a document supplementary to the Local Plan and Core Strategy in autumn 2016.