A NEW garden ‘piazza’ in Frogmoor, relocating Wycombe Museum into the town centre and more pedestrianised areas could all become a reality in High Wycombe – as part of a major regeneration project.

A blueprint to overhaul the town centre is set to be revealed to councillors in a special cabinet meeting on October 21.

The extraordinary plan highlights some major new ideas to completely revamp the whole area – which Cllr Steve Broadbent at Wycombe District Council says could “double the size of the economy” by 2050.

In the heart of the town, pedestrianised areas could be extended, a low emission zone created and 20mph speed limits put in place in a bid to cut pollution.

There is also an idea to relocate the Wycombe Museum – which has been housed in Castle Hill House in Priory Avenue since it opened as a temporary measure in July 1962 – into the town centre.

Frogmoor, which has hit the headlines in the past after councillors claimed it had become a “no-go” area for families amid serious anti-social behaviour and drinking issues, could be turned into a “garden piazza”.

There are also ideas for specialist street markets – as the success of the current market is brought into question by disgruntled councillors – and making more of the town’s cultural heritage including the Guildhall, Little Market House, the old Wheatsheaf pub on the High Street and the Brunel Engine Shed. There are also visions for the Handy Cross Hub to become a transport “super hub” linking Handy Cross with High Wycombe Railway Station and dedicated bus lanes between the two areas, as well as an electric cycle and car charging centre.

In the Desborough area, which is going through a major revamp at the moment as hundreds of new homes are built, new parks and community gardens could be created. The railway station could also be turned into a “central transport hub”, with the overhauled area featured modern offices “suitable for corporate headquarters” along with apartments.

If approved, the comprehensive strategy will be passed onto the shadow executive of the new unitary council so that it can be considered as part of a wider project for the whole county.