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Location - Why Marlow?
Location - Why Marlow?
Marlow is uniquely located at the heart of an industry skills cluster
Marlow Film Studios is on a mission to create a working space of unparalleled quality, designed for filmmakers from the global film and TV production industry who want to work in the heart of the UK’s filmmaking sector.

Our partnerships within the local Marlow and High Wycombe communities, particularly with its young people, will help establish the studios as a true community asset. It will provide a facility that meets industry demand and where leading talent can work and pass on skills to the generations to come.

The Marlow site offers excellent transport links, and the easy access to local creative talent that we need. Buckinghamshire provides the creative sector ecosystem that we can be part of and contribute to.

The Studios will provide economic and job opportunities, and the chance to sustain Buckinghamshire at the centre of the country’s fast-expanding creative sector.

We’ve set our sights on long-term results. This kind of legacy requires a strong culture rooted in a powerful vision and that’s why our team will stay on as project operators and creative supporters for the long-term.

The right hand map shows the distances from Marlow Film Studios

The right hand map shows the distances from Marlow Film Studios
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A site in need of rejuvenation
The proposed location for Marlow Film Studios is located approximately 1.5 miles east of Marlow town centre on a former quarry and land infill site immediately adjacent to the A404 dual carriageway.

The land identified for Marlow Film Studios has a rich industrial past, and is ripe for regeneration.

It has previously been open fields, and parkland for the existing Grade II Listed Westhorpe House, and the demands of the Second World Ward saw the area turned into a Prisoner of War Camp, while Westhorpe House was temporarily converted for military service.

Brickworks existed on to the west of the site, with sewage works to the south, and by 1960, gravel extraction began to take place. As was common at the time, many of these gravel pits were then being backfilled with landfill waste as late as the 2000s.

The character was further damaged by the development of the A404 and associated road networks that have been added since the 1970s.

Marlow Film Studios is committed to the careful and sustainable regeneration of the site. Our team has identified the best plots of land that can be brought back to biodiverse uses and would turn more than a quarter of the overall site into space dedicated to wildlife, nature, and recreation. The land proposed for the studios themselves will also be sustainably managed, and the thoughtfully designed buildings will feature green roofs and solar panels.
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Re: Marlow Film Studios (ref: 22/06443/FULEA).

I am writing in support of the application for Marlow Film Studios, a film studio planned on former landfill next to the A404, within the parish of Little Marlow.

I was really encouraged to read of the latest polling across Bucks showing overwhelming support for the project and for the jobs and economic development that come with it. The opinions of residents across Bucks matters, particularly those who live and work close to the Studio site.

This is a decision that Bucks councillors should be making on behalf our children, and their future. This is a decision about providing them with greater opportunity and wider chances. The next generation urgently need opportunities for careers that keep them within Bucks and allow our towns and villages to flourish as homes for all ages.

Providing sustainable jobs and careers is vital for the long-term prosperity of any community. The growth of the British film industry over recent years has been extraordinary and its future growth is backed by all the political parties. Marlow Film Studios intends to be the future centre for British filmmaking. The fact that we have an industry of this global standing planning to build studios in our county is something we should be proud of. Many of today’s young people want to work in the creative sector.

I am particularly excited at the possibilities it provides for our disadvantaged communities. For local people, the Studios will also be close to one of the more culturally diverse parts of Buckinghamshire. The Studios’ partnerships with institutions such as Buckinghamshire College Group will provide access points to the creative economy for an under-represented diverse community as part of Wycombe’s regeneration challenge.

I understand that all new developments present challenges. But I believe that considerable efforts are being made to manage these. I am pleased to note the financing of the road traffic improvements on the Westhorpe roundabout, the provision of new bus routes, the care being put into providing accessible parkland for residents and a biodiverse environment.

The Studios are being built on a former gravel pit, on land that is no longer suitable for agriculture use. I understand that any decision on Green Belt land needs to illustrate clear benefits to the community that outweigh the impact. Overall, I believe the strong benefits robustly and significantly outweigh the negative considerations, and so I strongly support the planning application.
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