Slate Meadow reserve site
This is a flat site of pasture fields adjacent to the River Wye. It is highly valued by the local community as a strategic separation between the settlements of Wooburn and Bourne End. Reflecting this, the northern-most segment of the site was designated as a registered village green in 2003. The site's riverside location means that some of the area falls within the flood plain.
Slate Meadow draft development brief
Between 21 August and 2 October 2017 we consulted on a draft development brief for the Slate Meadow reserve site. The draft development brief identifies a series of development principles for the site and sets out parameters for the type and location of future development together with provision of open space, ecological and flood storage areas.
In September 2017, the Slate Meadow liaison group submitted their formal response to the draft development brief. We produced a formal response to this submission in January 2018.
Our consultants, AR Urbanism, ran an all-day workshop event on Saturday 14 March. Following the event they produced a report of their findings and the key points raised at the meeting.
Planning performance agreement
We have signed a planning performance agreement, or PPA, with Friends Life Limited, for the service of agreeing a development brief including a framework masterplan for adoption by WDC and pre-application advice.
Slate Meadow PPA [PDF | 3.6 MB]
Slate Meadow liaison group
The Slate Meadow liaison group has been set up to provide a forum for local stakeholders to play a proactive role in helping set key parameters for the way this sites should be developed in a managed way and to help shape development briefs to inform any planning applications that are submitted by developers.
The reserve site's liaison group is chaired by Paul Rogerson. The WDC officer looking after this site is Charles Power.
Liaison group membership
- Paul Rogerson (chairperson)
- Jeanette Adair
- Cllr Julia Adey
- Cllr Mike Appleyard
- Miriam Blazey
- Simon Fowke
- Caroline Kay
- Cllr Julia Langley
- Elizabeth Levings
- Charlie Nicholson
- Mike Overall
- Jim Penfold
- Cllr Tony Lee
- Cllr Michael Reeves
- Cllr Sue Wagner
Liaison group minutes and papers
Web form: Planning team