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The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP), which formally documents and anticipates the permitted domestic and commercial building and infrastructure development over the coming years, has been in preparation for several years.

In its absence, the former AVDC (and now Buckinghamshire Council) has had little legistlative power to counter opportunistic developments by builders.

As many long-standing residents of Haddenham will know, our village has been a particular target for such opportunistic developments.

Finalisation of the VALP continues to drag on ....!

Here's the latest from Bucks Council:

Following the Main Modifications consultation in late 2019, the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has reached the next stage in the process. We made modifications in response to the previous consultation, some of which were determined 'Further Main Modifications' by the Inspector. These therefore require a further consultation, which will take place between 15th December 2020 and 9th February 2021.

About the Further Main Modifications:
The Further Main Modifications mainly deal with minor errors in the plan, and updates to information such as expected timelines for house building. Some more significant changes relate to housing for older people, the transport schemes policy, and changes to retail and employment policies. There is also a Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and an updated Habitats Regulations Assessment.

Details of the consultation and how to respond:

The consultation began at 9:00am on Tuesday 15th December, and run for 8 weeks until 5:15pm on Tuesday 9th February.

Please note the Inspector is not inviting further comments on previous issues, only those relating to the Further Main Modifications. Responses can be made online, by email, or in writing to the council, details for which are in the FAQs below.

If you have any further questions please contact Planning Policy at:
localplanconsult.av@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

or call 01296 585308.

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