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New local plan: what's happened so far

This page refers to consultation on the Wycombe district local plan work in 2017. For current content please see New local plan: examination.

A series of previous public consultation stages have taken place since winter 2012 to inform, advise, and shape the direction of our new Local Plan. Information on each of the previous stages is set out on this page. 

Local plan stakeholder briefing July 2017

We held a stakeholder briefing session on 19 July 2017 to give an update to the new local plan.

Local plan stakeholder briefing March 2017

We held a stakeholder briefing session on 15 March 2017 to give an update to the new local plan and provide a brief overview of the government's housing white paper.

Consultation: draft Wycombe district local plan June to August 2016

We consulted stakeholders on the draft local plan for the Wycombe area for the period to 2033. The draft plan sets out the long term future for the district identifying where new homes, jobs and infrastructure will be created and how we will protect our countryside.

Public meetings July and August 2014

On 15 July 2014 we held a stakeholder feedback session on the outcome of the Spring 2014 consultation. At this event we shared the initial findings of the consultation along with a market research report [pdf | 1.0 MB] produced by our consultants QA research.

In August 2014 we held a further three meetings to discuss key issues and possible next steps. These meetings consisted of two sessions discussing issues surrounding the five reserve sites - held on Thursday 14 August and Thursday 28 August. A separate session was held on Wednesday 20 August 2014 to discuss proposals for a potential new motorway junction, "Junction 3A".

Options consultation February to April 2014

The options consultation set out a range of options for the new Local Plan. We held a number of local events to present the plan and hear your views. Copies of the presentations, and the boards used at the exhibitions, are available in the documents to download section of this page.

We are now considering the responses from these events and all the other comments we've received.

Briefing on Housing Needs and Economic Studies - 9 October 2013

A briefing for stakeholders was held on 9 October 2013. The briefing covered the emerging findings from two of the key studies currently being undertaken to inform the new Local Plan - namely the Economy Study and the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (that is, housing needs study). The presentations given to stakeholders are now available to download on this page. We would like to thank all who attended and took part in this session.

Community Conversations - June and July 2013

A series of "Community Conversations" concerning Local Plan issues were held with town / parish councils and local stakeholders in local communities in June and early July 2013. A "sweep up" event was held in early July following the other community conversations to make sure that those who did not attend a previous event had an opportunity to have their say.

The conversations presented the general issues being raised by the new Local Plan, as well as providing a forum for the local community to raise specific issues/areas of concern for their area. Through the workshops, we discussed these issues and also looked at potential solutions for the future. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Presentations and Area Profiles from the community conversations are available to download. A summary report of the Community Conversations is also available. Thank you to all those who were involved in making these events happen.

Site suggestions - early 2013

As part of our early work on our Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA), we encouraged you to update us with housing land site suggestions. We also encouraged you to suggest sites for uses other than residential. We received a good number of responses.

Launch - winter 2012

Last winter, we held an initial consultation on the new Local Plan to get early feedback on district and local issues and on any potential sites for development. We had a good response from a wide range of people, including from parish and town councils. A winter 2012 consultation summary report has been produced which summarises the issues raised and gives some early feedback.