Hollands Farm Development, Bourne End consultation

Closed 17 Feb 2021

Opened 6 Jan 2021


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We invite you to take part in our public consultation about the Hollands Farm development site in Bourne End. This consultation focuses on contents of the Hollands Farm Development Brief (the Brief), which sets out the guiding principles of how this residential development site should be designed and delivered.

Update 9 February 2021

We regret that Catesby Estates plc has recently sent correspondence to some residents about their proposed pre-application consultation for development on land at Hollands Farm. This has taken place during our ongoing consultation on the draft Hollands Farm Development Brief. The timing has been decided without our agreement and the two consultations are entirely separate.

Please ensure your consultation response to us refers only to the draft Development Brief documents. We can only consider consultation responses to the draft Development Brief. Our consultation closes on the 17 February, after which we will review any changes that may need to be made to the Development Brief as a result. This may have implications for Catesby Estates’ draft development proposals

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The Brief is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to the Wycombe District Local Plan (WDLP), which was adopted on 19 August 2019. The Brief builds on requirements set out in policy BE2 of the WDLP. Once adopted, the Brief will provide a material consideration for any planning application submitted for the site in the future.

The content has also been informed by feedback from a local community liaison group that was set up in August 2019 at the start of the development brief process.

The main purpose of the Brief is to:

  • explain the planning policy context in which the development will be considered
  • identify the key constraints and opportunities affecting development of the site
  • set out the vision for and key objectives of the development
  • establish key principles and requirements for how the site should be developed
  • provide an illustrative layout of the site

We are also consulting on two supporting documents:

  • Draft Appropriate Assessment of the Hollands Farm Supplementary Planning Document
  • Draft Sustainability Appraisal of the Hollands Farm Supplementary Planning Document

Further information is available on the Hollands Farm webpage and direct links to the relevant documents are listed at the end of this page.

How to get involved

To take part in the consultation, please let us have your views in one of the following ways:

  • complete the online consultation survey below
  • email us on planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
  • write to us at Hollands Farm Development Brief Consultation, Planning Policy Team, Wycombe Area Office, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1BB

If you need the consultation survey in another format, please email us on planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or phone us on 0300 131 6000.

What happens next

We will consider the consultation responses and review the contents of the Brief. Following any amendments, we will put forward the final version for adoption as an approved supplementary planning document.

Once the Brief has been adopted, the land promotors (who work for the landowners) will draw up one or more planning applications for the site. As part of this process the land promotors will undertake public engagement on the proposed planning application before submitting it to the Council. This offers the public another opportunity to comment before a decision is made on the application.


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