Vale of Aylesbury Plan
The Vale of Aylesbury Plan Proposed Submission published for comment
The Vale of Aylesbury Plan (VAP) Strategy Proposed Submission document has been published for comment on the soundness and legal compliance of the Plan. The accompanying Sustainability Appraisal is also available for comment. The period for commenting runs from Wednesday 8th May until 5.00pm on Wednesday 19th June 2013. Late submissions cannot be accepted.
To see what documents and evidence is available, how to make comments and what happens next, please follow the links below:
What is the Vale of Aylesbury Plan Strategy?
The VAP Strategy sets out the vision, strategic objectives, overall jobs and housing figures for the District, along with apportionment across the District, and the principles of how development should take place in terms of delivering infrastructure, economic growth, housing, environmental protection and the localism agenda. It does not allocate sites for growth.
What is the purpose of publication?
The VAP Strategy Proposed Submission document has been published in order for comments to be made on the legal compliance and soundness of the Plan before it is submitted for independent examination. Comments will be considered alongside the document at the examination by an independent Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State.
What documents are available?
All the VAP Strategy Proposed Submission documents are available to download on the Vale of Aylesbury Plan Documents and Evidence page. Alternatively there are printed copies of the main publication material available at deposit points (the location and opening times of these are detailed in the Statement of Availability). A CD with the documents on is also available on request.
A series of topic papers have been produced to accompany the VAP Strategy Proposed Submission. The topic papers provide an understanding of the latest evidence, wider context and reasoning for the proposed policy approach.
A number of Facts Packs were initially produced in 2010 to help inform town/parish councils about the characteristics of their parish for their ‘community view’ consultation. They have since been used to support neighbourhood planning and the settlement hierarchy assessment. Fact Packs were produced where town and parish councils wanted to explore the possibility of future development. The content of the Fact Pack reflects the size of the parish or town. Back to top of page
How can I submit my comments?
Comments on the legal compliance and test of soundness of the plan or the Sustainability Appraisal (SA) can be made electronically or in writing:
• By using the VAP Strategy online comment form or the SA online comment form (preferred method).
• Or using the VAP Strategy paper version or the SA paper version of the comment form by emailing it to us at VAPconsult@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk or by post to Forward Plans, AVDC, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.
We have produced a guidance note to help complete the VAP Strategy comment form, which specifically identifies what legal compliance and the test of soundness are.
Whichever way you comment, please do not send duplicate submissions and ensure that they are either at our offices by 5.00pm on Wednesday the 19th June 2013 or are submitted electronically by either of the above means by the same time. We cannot accept late submissions. Back to top of page
What happens next?
Following the period for comment, we will summarise and collate the responses for the Planning Inspector. We will them submit VAP Strategy (alongside the comments) to the Planning Inspector and Government later this year. Back to top of page
This page is for the purpose of the Proposed Submission consultation stage, for other VAP information click here.
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