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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.
The draft sets out:
Where we propose to provide for new homes and jobs - covering our towns and rural areas
Policies for housing and economic growth
Policies to protect our countryside - specifically the green belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The draft takes account of comments made during the options consultation in spring 2014.
You can view the draft local plan here or visit the Wycombe District Council website here.
Local plan timeline
Spring 2014: options consultation
Summer 2016: consultation on draft local plan
2017: submission to Planning Inspectorate
Comment on the draft Local Plan for Wycombe district here
All Local Plan Drop-Ins have now been held, but the exhibition material remains on display (not staffed) at Wycombe Leisure Centre at Handy Cross until 8 August, with the consultation ending at midnight on 8 August 2016.
Marlow Town Council Statement WDC Local Plan
'In preparing the New Local Plan Wycombe District Council is required to review all Green Belt land as to its suitability in fulfilling the purposes of the Green Belt. WDC along with Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils agreed a joint review conducted by consultants (ARUPS) to a common agreed standard. The ARUPS review did not propose changes to any of the Green belt land around Marlow as its surrounding land was strong in fulfilling the Green Belt requirements. Although there is an increasing need for additional housing in Wycombe District, Marlow Town Council do not believe that there are the 'exceptional circumstances' necessary to reassign any of the Green Belt land adjacent to Marlow, apart from a very small area adjacent to Seymour Court Road which it feels would have little impact on the Green Belt.'
Marlow Town Mayor, Cllr Bob Johnson
Residential Design Guidance Consultation
WDC are also consulting on the new residential design guidance and welcome any views you may have. The consultation period runs from 25 July to 16 September 2016.
To download a copy of the guidance and find details of how to make comments please click here