Welcome To Our Online Consultation
Thank you for visiting our consultation website to find out more about our proposals for land at Hollands Farm, Bourne End. We will update this website on a regular basis as our proposals and our planning application for the site progresses.
The Covid pandemic has brought about many changes across the country, including how public consultation for new development can be carried out. How we interact and share our views has changed for at least the short to medium term and we have had to adapt our usual consultation techniques due to social distancing restrictions.
The website contains the information we would normally use at a public exhibition, along with a number of short videos and external links to useful sites that we hope you will find informative.
The public consultation period for the proposals will commence on Thursday 18th February and will finish on Thursday 11th March 2021. Please let us have your feedback by using the 'Have your Say' form, via the survey link or by using any of the other feedback options detailed at the bottom of this web page.
You Can Submit Your Feedback In A Number Of Ways:
- Online via this website by completing the Have Your Say Form or the Survey Link
- Via email: email@example.com
- Via telephone: 01926 836910
- Or finally via post (no stamp required) simply using the address freepost: CATESBY ESTATES
Please let us have your feedback by no later than Thursday 11th March 2021.
The site known as Hollands Farm was removed from the Green Belt and allocated for residential development by Wycombe Council in 2019. The overarching planning policy is set out in Policy BE2 of that Local Plan.
Local group, Keep Bourne End Green (KBEG) objected to land being removed from the Green Belt at Bourne End and allocated for housing in the Local Plan.
Their application to go to the Court of Appeal was refused permission In November 2020. This followed the High Court dismissing their statutory challenge in July 2020 to the adoption of the Wycombe Local Plan (now forming part of Buckinghamshire Council). In July 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 which allocated Hollands Farm.
The allocation extends over two land ownerships. Catesby Estates 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 owners to bring forward a cohesive scheme.
Since the formal allocation, the Planning Team at the Council have been preparing a Development Brief, with input from the Parish Council and Buckinghamshire Councillors. The Development Brief is designed to guide development of the allocation. We have used the draft Development Brief to further develop our proposals for Hollands Farm, and have sought to work with the guidance laid out in the document to deliver the Council’s aspiration.
The Buckinghamshire Council public consultation on the Development Brief ended Wednesday 17th February 2021. The feedback from their public consultation and this public consultation will be used to help finalise our proposals before we submit our Outline Planning Application to the Council for determination.