Plans for a new 1,000-home village on a former reserve site have finally been submitted to Wycombe District Council.

Developers want to create “Little Haldens”, a village with up to 1,000 homes, a primary school, sheltered housing complex, a nursery, community and leisure facilities and shops on the Gomm Valley site in Cock Lane, High Wycombe.

After 18 months of preparations, an outline planning application was formally submitted this week.

The original plans drawn up by Human + Nature - which is headed up by former Greenpeace directors Jonathan Smales and Michael Manolson - were based on Wycombe District Council’s development brief for “up to 400 homes” - but that number has now increased.

The developers estimate the development will take between eight and ten years to complete if the ambitious scheme goes through in its present form.

To view and comment on the plans, search 19/05281/OUTEA at