Build, build, build, implored the Prime Minister last weekend. An additional 300,000 homes need to be built each year in the UK, he says, to keep up with demand and give the economy a boost.

Chin up, Boris! Two major schemes in the pipeline for Bucks will ease the pressure in this county.

Saturday, Berkeley Homes is opening three show homes on a development that will eventually be spread across 40 acres and provide the setting for 550 new homes.

The site is a few minutes drive from Wycombe town centre, within hiking distance of Chequers, the PM’s country home.

The second major development to boost the choice for house hunters will come on the market early next year when brownfield specialist Inland Homes and Bewley Homes make a start on building 304 new homes at the former MoD Language School site in Beaconsfield Old Town. Also for sale at Wilton Park if the properties haven’t already been snapped up are 46 refurbished existing houses previously let to service families as well as 18,622 sq ft of commercial buildings dating from the MoD era.

Howzat for starters? Now for the nitty gritty.

Berkeley’s Abbey Barn Park development in Abbey Barn Lane, High Wycombe will be a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom properties alongside a newly created 34-acre country park.

Those who come to buy or rent one of the homes on this development will have access to orchards, a fitness trail, sports pitches, play areas and allotments.

Cheapest price for a one bedroom flat here is quarter a million pounds.

As at the Inland site in Beaconsfield, the Government’s Help to Buy initiative can ease the financial strain for first time buyers, particularly key workers. Open market prices for houses and flats at Abbey Barn Park range from £250,000-£790,000. The agents at Romans have more details (01494 857271).

Sports pitches and a parkland environment as well as the geographic position close to town and country will also be a strong attraction for those who come to live at Wilton Park in Beaconsfield Old Town where locally-based Inland Homes was granted outline planning consent last September to build on the 100-acre former Ministry of Defence site at the entrance to the Old Town.

The land has an estimated gross development value of £288m.

Since the sale of the site to Inland, a second housebuilder has come on board to have a hand in building the flagship development.

Following negotiations conducted at lightning speed while the rest of the country was more concerned with staving off a virus, Inland has agreed to sell 94 of the 304 plots on the Beaconsfield site to Bewley Homes. Since the development company was founded in 1991, Bewley has established a reputation for stylish homes in the middle-to-upmarket price bracket.

All sides involved with the Wilton Park enterprise are reported to be cock-a-hoop with the latest turn of events.

A spokesman for the developers told the Bucks Free Press there will be no outward difference in design between the properties built by the two companies.

The overall scheme was devised by Adam Architecture. The London-based practice was appointed by Inland on the back of extensive consultation with local residents and organisations re the design.

“Wilton Park has been described by Savills as the best residential development in southern England,” says Inland chief executive Stephen Wicks. “Without doubt it is the best site in the south east of England. We had been looking for a developer that shares our vision and has the skill to do it justice.”

For his part, Bewley MD Andrew Brooks believes the partnership with Inland promises to be a winner. He said: “We are delighted Inland selected our company to purchase the first phase at Wilton Park.

“This was based on our reputation and track record of getting the deal done in a tight time frame as well as our ability to deliver fantastic new homes. All parties successfully collaborated to secure this deal in just three weeks on what was a complicated transaction. We are looking forward to starting construction early next year.”