Southern link bid

A planning application has been submitted for a Princes Risborough Southern Road Link.

As part of the process people will be able to have their say on proposals (see artist’s impression, above).

Feedback can be provided by going to the Buckinghamshire Council planning portal and searching for application reference 22/06910/R9FULE.

The scheme is the first of three phases of the Princes Risborough relief road – a key piece of infrastructure to support the planned expansion of the town.

Once completed, the new relief road would:

  • Provide a complete alternative route to the existing A4010;
  • Connect the expansion area with the town;
  • Support the building of new homes;
  • Ease congestion on existing roads.

Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council, which submitted the application, said: ‘Following a successful bid by Buckinghamshire Council, the first phase of the new relief road is being supported by £12 million from Homes England.

‘Subject to planning approval and land acquisition, construction on site is proposed to start from autumn 2023, with completion in late 2025.

‘Please have your say on the project proposals by going to our planning portal.

The application will go before the council’s Strategic Sites Planning Committee to be determined.

Further information – including scheme drawings and supporting studies – can be found on Buckinghamshire Council’s website