Wycombe Summit

Hambledon Land is delighted that planning consent for Wycombe Summit was granted by Wycombe District Council on 29 November 2016.

Aerial view of Wycombe Summit
Aerial view of Wycombe Summit

The Wycombe Summit proposals will regenerate a site which has remained derelict for over ten years by providing 30 new high-quality homes, including 30% to be provided as on-site affordable housing.

The proposals for Wycombe Summit will also fund a comprehensive woodland management plan to bring Deangarden Wood into positive management; remove the former ski slope material and create habitat rich chalk grassland. Formal public access to Deangarden Wood, which is currently private land, will also be secured through the provision of new public rights of way and footpath improvements.

Before the Wycombe Summit scheme is implemented, the long leaseholder, SnowDome, will surrender its lease and control of the woodland will revert to Carington Estates, which will retain the freehold. The future management of the Ancient Woodland will be contracted to Chiltern Rangers, who currently manage several woodlands on behalf of Wycombe District Council.

The development will also deliver further public benefit through a transport infrastructure contribution of £225,000 which will be used for Marsh School mitigation measures and additional bus measures on the London Road. In addition, a CIL contribution (Community Infrastructure Levy) of £500,000 will be directed by the Council towards other sustainable transport measures such as bus improvements and cycling and walking network enhancements.

The consented proposals have evolved to respond to a range of comments and concerns raised through the pre-application engagement, public consultation and throughout the planning process. Engagement with local residents, stakeholder groups and with members and officers at Wycombe District Council has been invaluable in helping to achieve a positive planning consent for all parties.

You can review our Wycombe Summit planning application online at: Planning Application.

Please direct any questions regarding Wycombe Summit to:

Email – info@hambledonland.co.uk

Image of central glade
Image of central glade