Access to buildings

Improving access

By improving our understanding of disabilities and the barriers that affect access to buildings, their surroundings and use of services, we hope to achieve an accessible environment that everyone can enjoy.

The improvements will also benefit the older generation, parents with pushchairs and those who are temporarily less mobile due to accidents.

Our access officer can provide practical advice on how to improve access to buildings.

Accessibility guidance documents

Radar keys

We provide Radar keys free of charge to disabled residents of the Wycombe district.

These keys will open any locked public wheelchair accessible toilet on the National Key Scheme operated by the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation.

We require proof of disability and this can be through the production of a 'blue parking badge' or through proof of receipt of a Disability Living Allowance. We issue only one free key per person. Replacement keys or keys for people outside the district can be purchased, see planning and building control fees and contact building control to obtain a Radar key.

Shopmobility

Shopmobility (external website) is a registered charity and independent scheme offering the free loan of manual and powered wheelchairs, or electric scooters during your visit to High Wycombe town centre.

Contact information

Planning and building control working hours and contact information