Learn about our plans for the Gomm Valley site.
Taylor Wimpey acquired the Gomm Valley site in May 2021. We are now in the process of engaging with Buckinghamshire Council, key stakeholders and the local community to inform our plans for the site.
Our proposals will seek to deliver a landscape-led approach to the delivery of market and affordable homes on the site, as well as a primary school and large areas of open space to be enjoyed by existing and future residents.
For details of our upcoming public consultation events on 21st and 22nd January click here.
To access the virtual exhibition (live from 10am on Saturday 22nd January) please click here.
To provide feedback on the emerging proposals, please download and complete the feedback form and return this to the email provided on the form. We would welcome your feedback by 13th February when the consultation period ends.
Our proposal for Gomm Valley
To date we have engaged with Buckinghamshire Council and local stakeholder groups to understand their views on the site and where we may be able to accommodate their ideas within our emerging proposals. Following the first phase of engagement, we have now scheduled public exhibition events to share our emerging plans for the site and invite feedback from members of the public and local stakeholder groups. Details of the exhibition events are available above.
Planning Policy Context
The site was allocated as a reserve site in 2008 in the Council’s Core Strategy and was subsequently ‘released’ (and was therefore allocated for development) in 2014 to meet housing need. Since then, the site has been the subject of the Gomm Valley and Ashwells Development Brief (2017) and was then reallocated for development in the adopted Wycombe Local Plan (2019).
Previous Planning Application
In 2019, Human & Nature / Aviva submitted a planning application for up to 1,000 dwellings, a primary school, and retail, commercial and community facilities. This application was subsequently withdrawn in May 2021.
Cycling and walking will be an integral part of the proposed development and a network of footpaths will provide easy access to surrounding areas. We are also exploring how best to serve the site with public transport.
A transport assessment will be submitted as part of our planning application. This will set out the approach to transport matters on the site and any work required in the surrounding area to accommodate the traffic that will be generated. Both on and off-site matters are regularly being discussed with Buckinghamshire Council as we develop plans for the site.
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We want to create a thriving new community and a development that respects the character of Gomm Valley. Our proposed development will be designed with due consideration to the Wycombe Local Plan and the Development Brief.
We will be sharing our emerging plans for the site at the upcoming public exhibition events. The masterplan will include a range of different sized houses to meet local need, alongside a single form entry primary school, community and employment uses. Protection of existing landscape and ecological features is central to the masterplan, alongside opportunities to increase on-site biodiversity and deliver large areas of landscaped open space to be enjoyed by new and existing residents.
The proposed built form will have defined character areas in different parts of the site. These will reflect a sensitive design response to the immediate surrounding context in respect of existing built form, topography and landscape and ensure a strong sense of place.