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Princes Risborough expansion plan

What is proposed?

Our local plan expands Princes Risborough by about 2,500 homes, including affordable housing and a good mix of sizes and types. The expansion will create a local centre close to the new northern primary school, with shops, pubs, community spaces and room for business start-ups.

As well as 2,500 new homes, we're also proposing a number of other developments.

  • to help take traffic off the main A4010
  • tree planted avenue with pedestrian/cycle path
  • road improvements, including a new rail bridge at Summerleys Road and Grove Lane


  • to run between the railway station, town centre, expansion area and Longwick


  • sports hub with pitches and club house
  • home for a rugby club and allotments
  • green corridor around the Crowbrook stream for nature conservation and flood management
  • off-road walking and cycling routes in wide green lane, and links to the countryside
  • open space and play areas


  • to be built next to the green spaces and play areas


  • a step-free route for walking and cycling through the railway embankment at Wades Park, providing easy access to the town centre
  • improvements for pedestrians and cyclists on Mill Lane and Longwick Road
  • stepped footbridge near Monks Risborough Station


What will be built when?

  • Southern road links, including the Summerley's Road Bridge improvements, will be built by around 250 homes,and the relief road all linked up by half way through the development.
  • The first primary school will come on stream at about 500 homes, and the second one at 1,500 homes.
  • A new bus service will be provided by half way through the development.
  • The new £5m sports hub will be provided by about 800 homes. There will be a separate rugby pitch, and the Molins Sports Ground is also likely to be brought back into use.

Have your say

Consultation and background documents

The Princes Risborough expansion plan consultation has now closed.

You can view the responses online or access the background documents from our dedicated consultation page.

Consultation page