New Porsche and Bentley dealerships could be built in High Wycombe.

Dealership Developments Ltd, of Warwick, has submitted to Bucks Council a planning application for the undeveloped site of the former leisure centre, at Handy Cross, on Marlow Hill.

Plans detail the ‘construction of a two-storey (3,935 sqm) building for use as a Porsche Centre, a two-storey (1,655 sqm) building for use as a Bentley dealership, and a single-storey (492 sqm) building for use as a car preparation workshop’.

Bucks Free Press:

Porsche and Bentley along the A404

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What the green walls might look like

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The new scheme will also feature showrooms and sales areas, an MOT testing facility, offices, and 263 parking spaces (combined).

Access will be from the A404 via the existing road serving Waitrose, the leisure centre and the Park and Ride.

Bucks Free Press:

A view from above 

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The new site, currently used for temporary vehicle storage, will have ‘green walls’, EV (electric vehicle) charge points, and roof-mounted solar panels.

Opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 7am-7pm, Saturday, 8am-6pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 11am-4pm.

It will also create 88 new jobs.

Bucks Free Press:

Porsche Centre by night 

“It is the case that the proposed development would not have any demonstrable adverse impact upon the existing town centre and the retail premises therein,” a planning statement reads.

“It is also the case that, given the site requirements of the development, there are no sequentially preferable suitable or available alternative sites.”

It adds: “The proposed development would not have any material detrimental impact on the local highway network.”

The applicant is now awaiting a decision from Bucks Council.

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