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Our High Wycombe regeneration plans

High Wycombe is a historic market town rich in character and architectural diversity.

There are excellent rail connections to London, Oxford and towards Birmingham.

Johnson & Johnson, Wilkinson Sword, and global science and technology innovator, Danaher are all located in the town.

The opportunities of investing in High Wycombe

High Wycombe has business incubator spaces such as Desbox and HQube, with plenty of further ‘grow-on-spaces’ when they are ready to move into bigger premises.

There has been major inward investment from larger more established businesses including Porsche and Bentley as part of the wider Motorsport Valley industry cluster in the Thames Valley.

Buckinghamshire New University has plans for diversifying its educational offering and increasing student numbers. The University is an important partner in building High Wycombe’s identity as a thriving university town.

Our regeneration principles

The principles we will focus on for regeneration:

  • create multi-purpose hubs of activity and experiences in our main towns and transform our high streets to encourage people to spend more time locally
  • foster town centres as opportunities for business hubs
  • provide a high-quality, well-maintained, and managed environment
  • enhance Buckinghamshire’s cultural and heritage legacy, celebrating the unique characteristics, diversity and identity of our towns and communities
  • prioritise skills and development opportunities

High Wycombe Regeneration Strategy

A local High Wycombe Regeneration Group is in place to work on the strategy and to support the Regeneration sub-board of the Growth Board.

Establishing and delivering the regeneration programme for High Wycombe requires a collaborative, partnership approach.

The High Wycombe town centre Regeneration Group members include Buckinghamshire Council Councillors and external partners from key stakeholder organisations. The group reviews its Terms of Reference and refreshes the membership on an annual basis. The current membership is:

Buckinghamshire Council

  • Councillor Rachael Matthews, (Chairman)
  • Councillor Steve Broadbent
  • Councillor Arif Hussain
  • Councillor John Chilver
  • Councillor Lesley Clarke OBE
  • Councillor Tony Green
  • Councillor Sarfaraz Raja

Our business representatives

  • Melanie Williams, HWBIDCo
  • Ian Harper, Buckinghamshire New University
  • Andrew Norton, Eden Shopping Centre

Chris Martin, Housing Solutions

The documents below support delivery of the vision for regeneration of High Wycombe town centre and Cressex business park.

View the High Wycombe Regeneration Strategy (PDF 7.87 MB)


Alongside key stakeholders and partners, we are investigating multiple projects.

These support the principles of the High Wycombe Regeneration Strategy and includes the White Hart Street Public Realm Improvement Scheme.

White Hart Street Public Realm Improvement Scheme

The upcoming implementation of the scheme not only enhances the area for residents and visitors but will support food and beverage businesses to provide an outdoor ‘alfresco’ offering.

Contact the Regeneration Team