At its meeting on 16th November 2015 Wycombe District Council Cabinet reviewed the recommendations of the Task & Finish Group concerning the possible development of the Saunderton Area Action Plan and made the following decisions:
Recommendation 1 – Agreed
The principle of established national planning policy of protecting the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Green Belt must be upheld to safeguard the very purpose of these designated areas.
Recommendation 2 – Agreed as amended
That the Saunderton Local Area Action Plan be abandoned in favour of the Neighbourhood Plan and that Wycombe District Council support the Parish Council to facilitate its production and delivery in the relevant timeframe of the emerging Local Plan.
Recommendation 3 – Agreed as amended
All statutory authorities be encouraged to make adequate provision for additional infrastructure to ensure sustainable development, so as to address any increase in population within the Parish of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton.
That the District Council, through its work on the Local Plan, engage with key infrastructure providers to ensure the necessary infrastructure provision to support growth, including as appropriate in Bledlow-cum-Saunderton, and provides support to Bledlow-cum-Saunderton Parish Council as it considers the infrastructure implications of its neighbourhood plan.
Recommendation 4 – Not Agreed
That there be a local plan policy to incorporate supported living with individual dwellings and communal amenities to count towards housing numbers. This recommendation was not agreed as this issue would be included in the policy as a matter of course.
Recommendation 5 – Agreed
That mixed use developments be actively encouraged within the Parish of Bledlow-cum-Saunderton.
Recommendation 6 – Agreed as amended
The matter of street lighting in new developments should be considered as part of the Bledlow-Cum-Saunderton Neighbourhood Plan in consultation with the Highways Authority.
The Wycombe District Council Cabinet minutes can be found here.