Wycombe MP Steve Baker has been given an update on High Wycombe's driving test centre which was forced to close in April - as three possible new sites have been identified. 

Learners were only given one week's notice that the centre, which only opened up in a new location in Lancaster Road in High Wycombe last year after it was previously threatened with closure, was shutting on April 29. 

It was the second time in less than two years that the centre faced closure. 

A huge - and eventually successful - campaign was mounted towards the end of 2020 to find a new base for the centre after it was deemed by the  Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) that the previous Wellington Road premises was "not a good use of public money".

A new place was found in Lacaster Road, preventing the closure - but threats loomed again in April this year, and that centre was also shut down. 

All driving tests that were booked at High Wycombe were moved 18 miles away to Slough, but driving instructors branded the decision "shameful".

Wycombe MP Steve Baker, who played a big role in trying to save the centre the first time round, has once again taken the issue to Parliament. 

He said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has provided a "personal update" on the situation, informing him that three possible new sites in the area have been identified. 

But he warned that getting planning permission to make these sites - which haven't been made public at this stage - suitable for running a driving test centre from can take weeks. 

Mr Baker added: "I know Bucks Council leader Martin Tett will want to help. I'm grateful to the DVSA for all the hard work."

There will be hopes now that Buckinghamshire Council can fast-track any planning permissions needed to bring a new centre back to the town as quickly as possible.