High Wycombe town centre masterplan
8. Phase 3 - Suffield Hill
The new link road is a key component to the High Wycombe Town Centre Masterplan, linking the A404 Marlow Hill to the A40 West Wycombe Road via the old Gas Works site and Westbourne Street.
Creating the new route is part of an ambitious, long term project, a 'Masterplan' which is set to transform the town centre with major improvements for the future. This alternative route will help to reconnect the old and new parts of the town and create a strong mix of shopping, leisure and employment activities.
About the project
The new link road is named Suffield Hill and was constructed by Inland Homes plc as part of their commitment and agreements with Buckinghamshire County Council and Wycombe District Council. View the plan of the link road.
Construction of a new link road began in January 2019 and was opened to traffic on 11 November 2019.
Right turn bans to and from Lily's Walk
As part of the planning requirements the new road layout includes a left in left out junction. This connects Suffield Hill to Desborough Road and allows traffic to flow smoothly through the alternative route. The new layout does mean that road users will no longer be able to directly access Desborough Road from Lily’s Walk due to the turning restrictions in place.
Road users wishing to travel to the west of High Wycombe town centre are recommended to travel along Queen Alexandra Road and Suffield Road through the new link road Suffield Hill to Desborough Road.
Changes to parking
From October 2017, the project removed on street car parking on Suffield Road between Rutland Street and Loakes Road. Restricted parking signs have been put up to inform residents and road users of the parking restrictions in place. The parking changes ensure the new road layout becomes an integral part of the High Wycombe road network in the future.
Any non-authorised vehicles not parked within signed bays will receive a parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) from Transport for Buckinghamshire.
The new link road across the former gas works site between Suffield Road and Desborough Road was issued planning permission in November 2013. Application Number: CC/22/13. View the BCC Development Control Committee portal.
The new housing development on the former gas works site was issued planning permission in December 2016. Application Number: 15/08002/FULEA. View the WDC Planning Portal.
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Last updated: 18 March 2021