Adopted core strategy

This page refers to current Wycombe planning policy. See  New local plan for updates on the developing broad spatial strategy and policy framework for Wycombe District up to 2033.

Wycombe DC adopted its core strategy on 7 July 2008. it was the first development plan document (DPD) to be adopted as part of the Wycombe development framework.

The core strategy sets out the vision and spatial strategy for the district up to 2026. The overall strategy is :

  • a focus on developing previously developed land with High Wycombe acting as a regional hub and principal focus for development
  • at High Wycombe, the emphasis for development is to be on urban renaissance and the re-use of previously developed land
  • development at Marlow and Princes Risborough is to be on a smaller scale and of a character appropriate to their size
  • Elsewhere, the emphasis is to be on protecting the rural character of the district

The core strategy underwent consultation through two key stages:

  • issues and options October 2004 to June 2005
  • preferred options September to November 2005

The core strategy was submitted to central government on 28 April 2006 and was subject to an examination in public, chaired by an independent Planning Inspector. This began on 27 November 2007 and lasted for three weeks.

Wycombe adopted core strategy

Contact us for copies of documents which supported the development of the core strategy, including earlier iterations of the core strategy and supporting evidence base.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 158