Council asks for more detail about proposed planning changes
Archived press release
Date Published: 07/06/10
Aylesbury Vale District Council is seeking more details from the government about its plans to change the planning system so as to minimise uncertainty for local communities and investors.
In particular it wants to understand how the proposals to abolish Regional Spatial Strategies might affect the growth planned for the district.
Councillor John Cartwright, Leader of the Council, explained: “For many years now, Aylesbury Vale has worked hard to rise to the challenge of delivering new homes and jobs. Working with our partners, we’ve been successful in using the growth to our economic advantage. We’ve secured a great deal of new investment for the area – particularly Aylesbury where most of the new homes will be built. The fact that we have a new public transport hub, the Bourg Bridge, more town centre homes, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Waitrose and the National Enterprise Academy coming, all reflects the economic confidence in the area and its status as a growth area.
“Whatever the coalition government has in mind, we hope it supports our priority of creating new homes and jobs for local people and will enable us to continue to attract new investment in services and facilities to grow the local economy.”