High Wycombe Student housing plans deferred

A decision on creating new homes for 43 students in High Wycombe has been put on hold after councillors were split over a planning application.

The houses currently at the site have been empty since 1987 after being made the subject of compulsory purchase orders by Buckinghamshire County Council to make way for a dual carriageway, but the plans never came to fruition.

And some members of the planning committee attacked a perceived council policy of favouring flats or homes of multiple occupancy over family homes …

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