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Speeding up the planning process - for people building rear and side home extensions, how to cut the wait to under two weeks by applying for an LDO instead.

Planning policy - for information about the Vale of Aylesbury Plan and key developments in the vale.

Conservation and Listed Buildings - for information about conservation areas and historic or listed buildings advice.

Planning and building control applications - for information about when planning permission and/or building control consent is needed and how to apply.

To view current planning applications and property history - includes information about what we publish and how you can see it.

Enforcement and planning appeals - for information about making or viewing appeals and reporting breaches in planning law.

Planning News

Public Inquiry land east of A413 Buckingham Road, Watermead

Planning inspector suggests Vale of Aylesbury Plan is withdrawn

Householder Extensions Local Development Order (LDO)

Hampden Fields, Fleet Marston and Weedon Hill's Public Inquiry

Vale of Aylesbury Plan strategy submitted to government

New legislation covering permitted development rights

Check that your planning applications is valid before you submit it

2014 Design Awards

Latest updates

Design and Access Statements explain the design thinking behind a planning application and should demonstrate that the applicant has considered how everyone - including the disabled, older people and young children - will be able to use the places they want to build.


National and local planning application forms


Image of AVDC's LDO - Click here to view this item

The speedier way to get approval to your home extension