Coun­cil puts town’s fu­ture in the spot­light

Pub­lic meet­ing ex­plains what joint lo­cal plan will mean for the area

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

South Bucks and Chiltern District coun­cils are in the process of com­ing up with a joint lo­cal plan which will play a big part in de­ter­min­ing the sort of fu­ture de­vel­op­ment which could take place in both dis­tricts up un­til 2026.

It has been launched in or­der to help the dis­tricts meet the hous­ing needs of the area, with space needed for a to­tal of 15,100 homes.

It is pos­si­ble that green belt land in both dis­tricts could be built on be­cause of this, and Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil is host­ing the event in or­der to ex­plain the lo­cal plan to peo­ple and to demon­strate what it could mean for Bea­cons­field.

A con­sul­ta­tion on the plan was launched last week and peo­ple are be­ing asked a se­ries of ques­tions on it, while also be­ing given the chance to sug­gest how the coun­cils can meet their hous­ing quo­tas and which ar­eas could po­ten­tially be used for de­vel­op­ment.

The in­for­ma­tion ses­sion in Bea­cons­field will be held on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 5 at the Town Hall, with South Bucks District Coun­cil leader Ralph Bagge set to at­tend.

He will speak prior to the show­ing of a video pre­sen­ta­tion, ex­plain­ing the joint lo­cal plan, and peo­ple will then have the chance to ask ques­tions.

Bea­cons­field Town Coun­cil leader Alas­tair Pike said: “The town coun­cil is pleased to be able to host the first pre­sen­ta­tion in Bea­cons­field on this very im­por­tant sub­ject, which will lay the foun­da­tions for the joint lo­cal plan cov­er­ing the pe­riod 2014 to 2036.”

The meet­ing will start at 7.30pm, with seat­ing set to be lim­ited and avail­able on a first come, first served ba­sis. To re­spond to the con­sul­ta­tion, go to www. south­ or www., or pick up a copy at the coun­cil of­fices in Den­ham or Amer­sham.

Town coun­cil leader Alas­tair Pike

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