The latest draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan is now published for public consultation

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

Local Plan key facts and how to comment

Like many places across the country Aylesbury Vale will see significant development over the next two decades. Between now and 2033 over 27,000 homes are forecast to be built within this area.

When it is finalised, the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan will endeavour to manage and direct that growth up until 2033 in a way that will protect what makes the district a special place.

It contains proposals such as the creation of a new settlement and the designation of Aylesbury as a garden town, which provides sustainable growth in a way that works with Aylesbury’s rural setting. The current public consultation is the second chance for you to have your say on the content of the plan, which the council believes will build on the vibrant community that exists and play a significant part in the district’s future. This draft plan builds on the previous consultation carried out in 2015 by adding detail and responding to the many comments received last time.

Currently Aylesbury Vale district does not have an up-to-date local plan. The existing adopted local plan dates from 2004 and does not take account of recent changes in Government planning policy. The council has tried a number of times to produce a replacement plan and the most recent attempt was withdrawn in 2014 following an examination in public.

Since then the council has been working towards delivering a new Local Plan for public consultation until 14 December 2017 with subsequent submission for examination in early 2018.