WDC's Local Plan is proposing too many new houses for Princes Risborough (over 2,600), and the settlement deserves a better Town Plan.
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Wycombe District Council is proposing that Princes Risborough expands by more than 2,600 houses (80% increase) as part of their Local Plan. The associated infrastructure recommendations are vague, deficient and divisive. With current developments already approved in the area surrounding Princes Risborough, the number swells to over 3,200 homes.
Risborough Area Residents Association (RARA) acknowledges the need for growth in the town, but we are opposed to this scale of development. RARA believes that Princes Risborough deserves a better Town Plan, with lower housing numbers (e.g. 1000 – 1500 new homes) and more detailed, conclusive and thought through infrastructure improvements that support a sustainable town and surrounding area.
We, the undersigned, support RARA in their demand for a better Town Plan for Princes Risborough and surrounding area, and call on the Planning Inspector to:
- Force WDC to reconsider its plan for Princes Risborough, and propose a lower scale of development
- Investigate better solutions for the Wycombe District that makes better use of available land
- Fully consult with local residents on future proposals and act on their views and feedback
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