It was only at the public consultation meetings that the extent of the enabling development became clear - between 500 and 2000 houses would have to be built to fund Wycombe District Council's share of the stadium costs.
At the upper limit that would create a village bigger than Lane End on a site that does not have the infrastructure to cope. Traffic is a major issue, but services will be required - gas, electricity, phone, water, etc. And a village of that size would also require its own schools, doctors, shops etc and would put pressure on local hospitals, police and fire services. Historically, villages have grown through a gradual process of supply and demand. Fulfilling its housing targets in one fell swoop may be an attractive proposition for Wycombe District Council, but throwing up rows of identikit houses on a tight site does not bode well for a harmonious and integrated community.