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Wycombe Local Plan Challenge By Action Group Dismissed By High Court (July 2020)

The High Court has dismissed a statutory challenge to the adoption of the Wycombe Local Plan (now forming part of Buckinghamshire Council).

The claims were brought by a local action group, Keep Bourne End Green (KBEG), who objected to land being removed from the Green Belt at Bourne End and allocated for housing in the Local Plan. 

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Buckinghamshire Council and Catesby Estates robustly defended the Local Plan at a two day virtual hearing last month.

Following this, all five grounds of challenge were dismissed by the Hon. Mr Justice Holgate, with the judgement clearly setting out that there was no error in law in the Inspector finding the Wycombe Local Plan sound.

The Local Plan therefore remains adopted.

This is welcome news for our 52 acre site known as Hollands Farm which forms part of a wider allocation in Bourne End which was removed from the Green Belt and allocated for residential purposes.

Catesby are currently working with the Council to prepare an outline planning application to deliver new homes, affordable housing, land for a primary school and public open space with a net gain in biodiversity.

Are you struggling to get on the housing ladder to buy your own home, or on the Wycombe District Council Housing Register?

Be the first to hear the latest news on our Affordable Homes by emailing us at here or filling in our Have Your Say Form opposite.  We are keen to hear from young professionals and key workers who are looking to get on the housing ladder in Bourne End.

Hollands Farm represents a unique opportunity to create a vibrant and sustainable new housing development for Bourne End.

Wycombe District Council formally adopted their new Local Plan on 19 August 2019 after an extensive preparation and consultation process. The Local Plan sets out the long term vision for the District identifying where new homes, jobs and infrastructure (e.g. transport, schools, open spaces) will be created and how we will protect our special environment.

Within the Local Plan, Hollands Farm forms part of a wider allocation in Bourne End which is removed from the Green Belt and allocated for residential purposes through Policy BE2. Within the wider allocation, the site will deliver new homes, including affordable homes to help meet local housing need and deliver a new primary school and link road.  

The proposed allocation extends over two land ownerships. Catesby Estates plc has been appointed as the land promoter for the southern portion of the site totalling 52 acres and we are working with the neighbouring site to bring forward a cohesive scheme.

Hollands Farm is adjacent to Hedsor Road and associated properties to the south; Heavens Lea and Hawks Hill boarders the site to the east, and Wessex Road and Millboard Road lie adjacent to the western boundary of the site.

We will be engaging with the local community over the coming weeks, putting together our proposals for the site so that we bring forward a sustainable and deliverable development that offers real benefits to local people.  If you are a local community group and would like to hear more about the proposals please get in touch here.

Wycombe Local Plan Challenge By Action Group Dismissed By High Court (July 2020)

The High Court has dismissed a statutory challenge to the adoption of the Wycombe Local Plan (now forming part of Buckinghamshire Council).

The claims were brought by a local action group, Keep Bourne End Green (KBEG), who objected to land being removed from the Green Belt at Bourne End and allocated for housing in the Local Plan. 

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Buckinghamshire Council and Catesby Estates robustly defended the Local Plan at a two day virtual hearing last month.

Following this, all five grounds of challenge were dismissed by the Hon. Mr Justice Holgate, with the judgement clearly setting out that there was no error in law in the Inspector finding the Wycombe Local Plan sound.

The Local Plan therefore remains adopted.

This is welcome news for our 52 acre site known as Hollands Farm which forms part of a wider allocation in Bourne End which was removed from the Green Belt and allocated for residential purposes.

Catesby are currently working with the Council to prepare an outline planning application to deliver new homes, affordable housing, land for a primary school and public open space with a net gain in biodiversity.

Are you struggling to get on the housing ladder to buy your own home, or on the Wycombe District Council Housing Register?

Be the first to hear the latest news on our Affordable Homes by emailing us at here or filling in our Have Your Say Form opposite.  We are keen to hear from young professionals and key workers who are looking to get on the housing ladder in Bourne End.

Hollands Farm represents a unique opportunity to create a vibrant and sustainable new housing development for Bourne End.

Wycombe District Council formally adopted their new Local Plan on 19 August 2019 after an extensive preparation and consultation process. The Local Plan sets out the long term vision for the District identifying where new homes, jobs and infrastructure (e.g. transport, schools, open spaces) will be created and how we will protect our special environment.

Within the Local Plan, Hollands Farm forms part of a wider allocation in Bourne End which is removed from the Green Belt and allocated for residential purposes through Policy BE2. Within the wider allocation, the site will deliver new homes, including affordable homes to help meet local housing need and deliver a new primary school and link road.  

The proposed allocation extends over two land ownerships. Catesby Estates plc has been appointed as the land promoter for the southern portion of the site totalling 52 acres and we are working with the neighbouring site to bring forward a cohesive scheme.

Hollands Farm is adjacent to Hedsor Road and associated properties to the south; Heavens Lea and Hawks Hill boarders the site to the east, and Wessex Road and Millboard Road lie adjacent to the western boundary of the site.

We will be engaging with the local community over the coming weeks, putting together our proposals for the site so that we bring forward a sustainable and deliverable development that offers real benefits to local people.  If you are a local community group and would like to hear more about the proposals please get in touch here.

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