health and sports top wish list
Local plan consultation reveals most wanted facilities
BEACONSFIELD Town Council has called for a leisure facility and a medical centre to be built near the town in its response to the Emerging Joint Local Plan consultation.
South Bucks and Chiltern District Councils have produced a potential plan in order to ensure areas meet government quotas for new housing over the next 30 years.
Parish, town councils, organisations and individuals have been asked for their views about how to improve the plan, and Beaconsfield Town Council has produced a detailed response.
In it, the town council says South Bucks would benefit from a new public health facility as well as medical practice facilities, and urges the district councils to ensure any development taking place in Beaconsfield is carried out in character with other housing and buildings in the area.
In response to the question: “Do you have any nominations for Local Measures?,” the Town Council responded: “A new public health facility to be developed south of the A40 comprising outdoor and indoor games areas, gym and pay to swim pool (the first in South Bucks).
“This facility to be well supported by parking and accessible directly from the A40 and from local bus services.”
It adds: “Medical practice facilities, physiotherapy and other specialist health services to meet the growing needs of Beaconsfield’s changing and shifting demographics.”
The town council has also urged the district councils to use the plan to help solve Beaconsfield’s ongoing parking problems with calls for additional parking across all three areas of the town. There is also a recommendation that green belt land in and around the town is given as much protection as possible from future development.
To read the response in full, go to www.beaconsfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk.