Council puts town’s future in the spotlight
Public meeting explains what joint local plan will mean for the area
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. southbucks.gov.uk or www. chiltern.gov.uk, or pick up a copy at the council offices in Denham or Amersham.
Town council leader Alastair Pike