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Abbey Barn North

Abbey Barn North is a natural bowl which is enclosed on three sides by steeply sloping land and which is adjacent to Deangarden Wood Ancient Woodland. The site contains a large number of trees, shrubs and woodland, and important chalk grassland, which represent limits to the developable area of the site, as does the topography of the site.

What's happened so far?

Liaison group

The Abbey Barn South and Abbey Barn North liaison group provides a forum for local stakeholders to play a proactive role in helping set key parameters for how these sites are developed. The group also helps shape development briefs to inform any planning applications that are submitted by developers.

The liaison group is chaired by Cllr Hugh McCarthy. The officer looking after Abbey Barn South and Abbey Barn North is Robert Harrison.

The full membership of the liaison group is as follows:

  • Cllr Hugh McCarthy (chairperson)
  • Cllr Valerie Brownridge
  • Barbara Price
  • Sue Cavalier
  • Patricia Curtis
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Paul Bowyer
  • Cllr Jeff Herschel
  • Liz Johncock
  • Mike Overall
  • Ann James
  • Stewart Armstrong
  • Cllr Mrs Lesley Clarke OBE
  • Cllr Ray Farmer
  • Cllr Alan Hill
  • member of the Loudwater forum, to be invited

The inaugural meeting of the liaison group was held on Thursday 12 February.

View the minutes, presentations and agenda papers (where available):

Public workshop, 28 February 2015

Our consultants, AR Urbanism, ran an all-day workshop event on Saturday 28 February. Following the event they produced a report of their findings and the key points raised at the meeting.

What's happening next?

We want your views on a proposed development brief for the Abbey Barn North site.

The development brief supplements Policy HW4: Abbey Barn North of the Wycombe District Local Plan (adopted in August 2019). It sets out the guiding principles of how the site could be developed in the future to provide new, high-quality housing.

When it is finalised, the guidance set out in the development brief will help to shape a detailed planning application.

Please see the consultation page for more information.