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Submission of the Wycombe District Local Plan for Examination

Notification of submission (Regulation 22)
I am writing to inform you that on 28 March 2018 Wycombe District Council submitted the Wycombe District Local Plan (Regulation 19) Publication version to the Secretary of State for an Examination in Public. The new Local Plan is a long term blueprint for the District which sets out how our future development needs will be met – looking at where to build new homes and employment opportunities, identifying what key infrastructure is needed to support new development, whilst safeguarding our special environment. The plan identifies specific sites for development and sets down guidelines on the key sites for how they should be developed. The plan also contains detailed policies to direct development to the right locations, and to guide decisions on planning applications.

Nicola Gulley has been appointed as our independent Planning Inspector. The Inspector will decide how and when the Examination is to take place. Further details will be made available in due course on our website, and through the Programme Officer, see below

Latest on WDC Local Area Plans

Outcomes of the Regulation 19 Stage
You may have made representations on the “Wycombe District Local Plan (Regulation 19) publication version”, which was out for final consultation between 16 October and 4 December 2017. The Council has reviewed all the duly made representations and logged them against relevant parts of the plan for either issues on ‘legal compliance’ or ‘soundness.’ All the representations (listed alphabetically and by policy) are available on our website (see link above) alongside the plan and supporting evidence.

How to view the Plan, Supporting Evidence and Representations
Attached to this email is a Statement of Fact which identifies how and when you can view the plan and supporting evidence, as well as the representations made.
You can purchase a hard copy of the plan at a cost of £62.50. A copy of the plan is also available to the public at local libraries during normal opening times.
If you have any queries please get in touch by contacting the Planning Policy Team by email at or by phone on 01494 421158.

Consultation Database
Your email is currently on our Consultation Database to receive information on the progress of our local plans. If your contact details have changed, please inform us using the details above.


Please see WDC Local Plan Updates presented at a briefing meeting on the 2nd November 2017.  The deadline for consultation responses is 11.59pm on the 27/11/17 (By response form, email or post).  Please click on the following links for briefing.

WDC Slides presented at a briefing meeting 

Local Plan and supporting evidence


2/11/17 Drop in session 2pm-8pm North district. Location: Cherry Baker room, HP27 9AX,Princes Risborough, Risborough Community Centre

9/11/17 Drop in session 2pm-8pm South district Location: Committee Room 1, Council offices, High Wycombe,HP11 1BB,Queen Victoria Road

WDC: “These drop-in sessions are to advise on how you can respond to the consultation and what the next steps will be in the process. Please note that the drop in sessions are not exhibitions and are not aimed at explaining the content of the plan.”

Deadline for consultation responses is 27/11/17 11.59pm (By response form, email or post). Responses should raise issues testing soundness and legal compliance of local plan. Responses should request individual attendance at the hearing if you want to be present at the public hearing in 2018.

WDC plans to submit consultation responses with plan to inspector on 31/3/2018.

A public hearing/Examination takes place to examine the evidence – likely June/July 2018

Consultation on Inspectors recommendations/modifications in Autumn 2018. Likely to involve roundtable discussions led by inspector.

Adoption of plan 2019