Slate Meadow and Gomm Valley among areas which could be developed

Gomm Valley residents campaigning against 'reserve site' plans

Gomm Valley residents campaigning against 'reserve site' plans

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FIVE areas of land, which have all been controversially mooted for new housing, as part of a ‘reserve list’, could soon be released for development, following a proposal to Wycombe District Council.

The five areas include Slate Meadow, Gomm Valley and Ashwells, Abbey Barn South and North, and Terriers Farm.

In a meeting this week, concerned parties will be told that the areas could all be developed, despite big opposition from residents since the councils new Local Plan was released earlier this year.

This proposal comes after new government frameworks stated the district needs to develop between 500 and 700 new homes every year, with the council previously being asked to work to a target of 400 homes.

The proposal has now been put forward by Cllr Neil Marshall, the cabinet member for planning and sustainability and a final decision will be made by the full council in October.

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1:19pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

...Infrastructure?
What about next time there's a water shortage, they going to put up more standpipes instead of building a few reservoirs?
What about the power, come this winter if it should get extra cold will the power grid be able to keep up?

I'm not against building more houses, we need them... but we need more than just houses.
...Infrastructure? What about next time there's a water shortage, they going to put up more standpipes instead of building a few reservoirs? What about the power, come this winter if it should get extra cold will the power grid be able to keep up? I'm not against building more houses, we need them... but we need more than just houses. Mr Totterdge Hill
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2:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

s6blr says...

Sounds like a sound approach -- we need more housing PROVIDED the developers foot the bill to extend services to support the location.
Sounds like a sound approach -- we need more housing PROVIDED the developers foot the bill to extend services to support the location. s6blr
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2:50pm Tue 12 Aug 14

BucksComment says...

No we don't - Wycombe is a densely populated place without the infrastructure to support more people.

Just because you want to live somewhere, it does not follow that you must be able to.

We are full, try somewhere else
No we don't - Wycombe is a densely populated place without the infrastructure to support more people. Just because you want to live somewhere, it does not follow that you must be able to. We are full, try somewhere else BucksComment
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3:47pm Tue 12 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

Better suggestions were put forward in rural areas. They appear not to have been considered. No doubt WDC will suggest a hundred houses on each site and allow residents to negotiate this down a little. Soften the blow.
Better suggestions were put forward in rural areas. They appear not to have been considered. No doubt WDC will suggest a hundred houses on each site and allow residents to negotiate this down a little. Soften the blow. faircuppa
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