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By Haddenham Webteam - 10th February 2017 12:00pm
We reported previously that the Government White Paper on Housing would have important implications for the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) which is currently in the latter stages of drafting and public consultation. The White Paper was published earlier this week and AVDC has released the following statement.
The Government's Housing White Paper
Published 7 February
The Government finally published its much awaited Housing White Paper on Tuesday. As expected, it contained a number of proposals for increasing house building as the number of new homes being built continues to fall short of the Government's housing target.
The proposals will have implications for planning decisions in Aylesbury Vale and the final stages of development of our Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP).
At this point we are still analysing the details of the proposals, so we cannot say exactly what impact the white paper may have, particularly whether the proposals will mean an increase in the amount of housing that Aylesbury Vale has to accommodate.
This means that despite the work done thus far in preparing the new local plan, progress is now likely to be slower as we take into account any new measures introduced as a result of the white paper.
We are undertaking detailed discussions with both Government officials and our neighbouring councils, and we'll publish an updated timetable as soon as we are able to.
Meanwhile, our work in relation to the local plan continues in earnest as we are committed to getting a plan in place as soon as possible. Officers have been instructed to ensure that any changes to the timetable is kept to an absolute minimum.
Snr Communications & Marketing Officer, AVDC
The White Paper ("Fixing Our Broken Housing Market") can be read in full here.
The Haddenham Village Society has produced a much shorter summary of the White Paper, kindly crafted by Graham Tyack, which can be read by clicking on the PDF below the image.
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