Wycombe Local Plan

The Wycombe District Local Plan defines how future development should take place for the district and was adopted on 19 August 2019 after an extensive preparation and consultation process.

On its policies maps the Local Plan allocates particular areas of land for development and designates other areas to be protected from development. It also includes a set of policies to guide the location and nature of development.

The Local Plan fully replaces two older plans - the Core Strategy (2008) and the previous Local Plan (2004). The Council has another plan, adopted in 2013, the Delivery and Site Allocations Plan (DSA), which has policies on town centres and some policies to be used in making decisions on planning applications (development management). That plan is still up to date and should be read alongside this plan.

Adopted Wycombe District Local Plan documents

Local Plan policy maps

The Local Plan policy maps show the geographic extents of the policies contained within the Delivery and Site Allocations Plan. They are modified by the policy map changes included within the adopted Wycombe District Local Plan. They also include policies from the revoked Local Plan and Core Strategy.

The Wycombe District Local Plan which was adopted on 19 August 2019 included sixteen maps showing the geographic extents of the new policies contained within the adopted Local Plan. These are presented as changes to the adopted policies map and should be read alongside the documents above.

Sustainability Appraisal of the Wycombe District Local Plan

The Sustainability Appraisal (SA) assesses the environmental, economic and social impact of plan policies. The SA process has informed and influenced the Wycombe District Local Plan throughout its development and these appraisals are set out below. 

Contact information

Email: planningpolicy@wycombe.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01494 421 158