What Will Chesham Look Like in 2036?

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are preparing a new, joint Local Plan to run to 2036. The Local Plan will set out policies used to determine planning applications, site allocations or proposed new development and broader land designations, such as Green Belt. The Plan will seek to meet the districts' housing targets.

The area will face a level of growth not experienced for the last 40-50 years, making it vital that Chesham has its say on how it will be affected by the Plan. Chesham may get over 1,000 new houses and it is important for the community to have its say on how this can be achieved without losing the surrounding Green Belt and Area of Outstanding National Beauty, nor losing the town's commercial and manufacturing sites that support local employment. And how will the town support more development, withouth creating congestion and pollution? 

Chiltern District Council has opened the consultation on the new Local Plan, which will run until the 14th March 2016. All residents, businesses and organisatinos are invited to comment and make suggestions about what the plan should contain. The Town Council and the Chesham Society will both be responding to the consultation and would value all comments from the public. 

The Chesham Society is holding a members' meeting at the Town Hall on Wednesday 17th February  at 7.30pm for 8pm. Visitors are invited to attend. Cllr Isabel Derby, Leader of the Chiltern District Council Cabinet and Cllr Peter Martin, Cabinet Member for Sustainability will show a video presentation and talk about the Plan. There will be opportunity for discussion and questions. 

There will be a public Town Meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday 25 February at 7.30pm organised by the Town Council and Chesham Society. This will be in a workshop format where attendees will work in groups on various topics, and there will be a further opportunity to ask questions and express views. The Chesham Society will also be showing its 'Visions for Chesham' and a 3D model of their proposal for the town centre.