New Wycombe District Local Plan 2014
Posted on March 4th, 2014
UPDATE OF 9th APRIL 2014As you are aware Wycombe District Council has recently conducted a consultation exercise concerning the implementation of the Local Plan or planning issues for the years to come. The Marlow & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce has responded to that consultation exercise and attached you will find the Chamber response. Many local organisations will have responded to the consultation exercise in ways pertinent to their own interests and it will no doubt be very interesting in the coming months to consider the responses that have been submitted if and when they are made public. If any member would like to discuss the response with the Chamber then please get in touch. Timothy Graham President of the Marlow & District Chamber of Trade and Commerce
————————————————————————————————————————————ORIGINAL ENTRY OF 4th MARCH 2014 Dear Members, You may be aware that Wycombe District Council is preparing a new local plan for Wycombe District. The plan sets out how many homes and jobs will be built and planned for between the present and 2031. Wycombe District Council has been carrying out both an economic and employment review investigating the nature and extent of use of land both for residential and business purposes. The study looks at how the economy might grow between now and 2031, the types of jobs that will be created and where and how best they can be accommodated using land currently used for business or arising from new growth moving forward. It is envisaged that land will have to be found for up to 13,000 new jobs as well as building 500 – 700 homes each year. Managing the ongoing change in the local economy from a manufacturing to a service based one and meeting the increased demand for offices and the management of existing stock of employment land is of particular concern. The strain on an already overburdened infrastructure must be addressed to ensure that the locality remains a high quality environment in which to live and work.
The consultation for the new Wycombe District local plan runs from 3 February until 4 April 2014. A summary leaflet can be found on the Wycombe District Council website at:Previous post in category · Next post in category