Hollands Farm is extremely well positioned in relation to Bourne End. Additional new homes and residents will help support the continued vitality of Bourne End facilities, services and local businesses.
Hollands Farm is located within easy walking distance of a good range of existing facilities including:
In addition and immediately along the southern boundary of the site, there is a garden centre, pub, social club and allotments.
Hollands Farm is also well positioned in relation to a number of larger towns including High Wycombe (4.5km), Maidenhead (5.2km), Beaconsfield (3.2km) and Slough 5.6km which offer a significant range of employment, leisure and retail opportunities.
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Hollands Farm is currently accessed from an existing track from Hedsor Road to the south of the site, providing a direct link to the A4094/ Station Road giving access to the centre of Bourne End, just 1.2km away. The A4094 also provides access to High Wycombe to the north (4.5km) and Maidenhead to the south (5.15km), via Cookham Bridge. Due to the historic nature of this bridge, structural changes are not viable, so further investigations into additional traffic mitigation measures on the road network are being investigated.
To the east of the site, Heavens Lea/ Hawks Hill provides routes north on to the A4094 towards Wooburn and Beaconsfield. Also to the east of the site, Hedsor Road/Hedsor Hill provides routes south towards Slough.
Assessment of the local highway network has been undertaken including a range of traffic counts, existing junction assessments and future traffic scenario modelling. This data will form part of a Transport Assessment Report to support an outline planning application. The survey data and modelling has shown sufficient capacity exists in the network to accommodate the development proposals.
In line with the Council’s requirements we will be enabling a link road from the Cores End Roundabout to Ferry Lane to relieve traffic in the centre of Bourne End. This link road and local bus service diversion into the site, along with junction improvements will assist with minimising traffic impact.
Further away, but still within a easy commute are Luton and Heathrow airports, which can be reached by car or via High Wycombe using the Airport Link buses.
Bourne End Railway Station is approximately 850m from the proposed Hedsor Road site entrance. This equates to an approximately 11 minute walk along relatively flat existing footpath routes. The rail link between Bourne End and Maidenhead will provide links onto Crossrail. Hollands Farm therefore represents the closest potential new homes site in Wycombe District to the new Crossrail network.
In 2019/2020 the introduction of Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) to Maidenhead will increase journey frequency and decrease journey times for those seeking to commute to London
The station gives alternative travel options to the neighbouring settlements of Maidenhead and Marlow; also connecting to the wider rail network with connections to London, Reading and Birmingham.
The nearest bus stop to the site is located on Hedsor Road approximately 260m from the existing site access, and the number 37 operates an hourly service between Maidenhead and High Wycombe.
An additional stop, is located to the north of Hollands Farm on Cores End Road and Town Lane, providing an hourly circular service to High Wycombe and hourly to Maidenhead.
Our proposals will include a redirected bus service and enhanced provision into the site. View the full bus time table here. (services may vary due to weekends and bank holidays)
Hollands Farm is crossed by Public Right of Way (PRoW) footpath routes: WOO/3/1; WOO/3/2; and WOO/4/1. These will be incorporated into the design and layout of the new homes and will continue to provide footpath connectivity for both the site and the wider community.
New foot and cycle routes will provide good levels of access towards the centre of Bourne End and the railway station.
One of the many benefits of living in Bourne End is the extensive Thames footpath links and Public Rights of Way (PRoW) which offer a range of walks for all abilities.
For a list of footpaths visit the Parish Council website.
Several well used walks start at Bourne End railway station, which itself is only a short walk from Hollands Farm.
More information on local walks can be found at National Trust Cliveden, Spake Oak Lake Nature Reserve and the Bourne End and Cookham Dean Circular.
There are two public riverside landing stages in Bourne End, at Wharf Lane and Spade Oak.
A additional site is located at Cookham Bridge on the Berkshire side providing further access for those arriving by boat.