High Wycombe masterplan

Wycombe District Council's 'Masterplan' aims to make changes to the High Wycombe town centre which will improve public spaces, provide a better pedestrian landscape, promote new opportunities for economic growth and make changes to traffic circulation.

Specifically, the Masterplan sets out to:

  • transform public spaces - creating new public spaces and improving existing public spaces to make the town a more attractive place for shopping and leisure
  • strengthen the economy - by creating new opportunities for businesses, jobs, shops and leisure
  • bring the town together - by making changes to the road network to make the town more 'pedestrian-friendly'; this includes changing the traffic flow around the town centre and downgrading the use of Abbey Way flyover as well as improving other streets and pedestrian spaces in the town centre

The aim is to make the town centre a better place to live, work, shop and visit work has already started to bring these plans to life.

The Masterplan is being undertaken in association with our colleagues at Bucks County Council.

Paul's Row Public Realm Improvement Works

We're currently making improvements to Paul's Row and St Mary's Street in High Wycombe. This is a well-used route which connects Wycombe Hospital, Buckinghamshire New University, and the Swan Theatre with the rest of the town. It is a busy pedestrian route which hosts a vibrant restaurant and pub offer, and is an important access point for less able visitors.

The improvements, which are part of the Masterplan for High Wycombe town centre, will enhance the appearance of the area and create a more attractive space for both drivers and pedestrians

We're putting in flush kerbs for easier access for those with mobility impairments, improving the drainage and street lighting, planting new trees and, reducing street clutter. Look out for the new pavement feature that marks the former course of the river Wye through this part of the town.

Montage showing Paul's Row before the works take place and what the proposed improvements will look like.
A before and after montage showing the proposals for Paul's Row.

Update bulletins on the project are also being produced on a weekly basis by DRF Consulting Engineers Ltd.

Contact information

Web form: Planning team

Email: spatialplanning@wycombe.gov.uk

  • Telephone: 01494 421 158