Following the examination hearings in July 2018, the Inspector has now asked that consultation be carried out on the Proposed Main Modifications to the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP). The consultation will run for six weeks from 12:00 pm on Tuesday 5 November until 5:15pm Tuesday 17 December 2019 and the Proposed Main Modifications document, the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and Habitats Regulations Assessment, as well as other supporting documents, can be viewed electronically on Aylesbury Vale District Council website and in hard copy at 11 venues across the district and two in neighbouring Milton Keynes.
The consultation is limited to only the Proposed Main Modifications, and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and Habitats Regulations Assessment, that the Inspector has identified as necessary to make VALP a ‘sound’ plan. Any comments about the new evidence to support the Proposed Main Modifications should be made against the relevant main modification. The Inspector is not inviting comments on issues not covered by the Proposed Main Modifications.
All publication material is available to view and download from AVDC’s website: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp-2013-2033. .
Documents can also be viewed during usual opening hours at:
AVDC Customer Service Centre, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury
Aylesbury Library, Walton Street, Aylesbury
Beacon Villages Community Library, Old Town Hall, High Street, Ivinghoe
Brill Memorial Hall, 19 Church Street, Brill
Buckingham Library, Verney Close, Buckingham
Haddenham Community Library, Banks Park, Banks Road, Haddenham
Long Community Library, High Street, Long
Steeple Claydon Community Library, Queen Catherine Road, Steeple Claydon
Wendover Community Library, High Street Wendover
Wing Community Library, Village Hall, Leighton Road, Wing
Winslow Community Library, Park Road, Winslow
Bletchley Library, Westfield Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes
Library, Wimborne Crescent, , Milton Keynes
A free USB stick containing consultation documents or paper copies of the consultation material (for which there will be a charge), including VALP Proposed Main Modifications and comments forms can be obtained by calling Planning Policy on 01296 585308 or email email@example.com.
Comments about the Proposed Main Modifications document, or the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and Habitats Regulations Assessment, can be made online, by email or in writing:
Electronically through the online consultation portal (this is the preferred method): https://aylesburyvaledc.jdi-consult.net/localplan
Using the response form that can be downloaded from https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp-2013-2033 and emailing the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In writing, by sending a completed response form to: VALP Main Modifications consultation, Planning Policy, AVDC, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury
At the close of the period for consultation, comments made will be passed to the independent Planning Inspector for consideration. He will then decide whether the plan can be found sound. Exceptionally, further hearings may be necessary. At the end of the examination process the Inspector will present his final conclusions in a report, it will then be adopted by the council. VALP will remain in force until it is superseded by a new plan for the county that will be prepared by the new unitary Buckinghamshire Council.
Councillor Carole Paternoster, AVDC Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure, said: “I appreciate that the production of the local plan is a long and complex process and we are delighted at the high level of interest and engagement to date.
“I would encourage anyone with any comments on the main modifications to participate in this important consultation exercise and submit any comments they might have, for consideration by the Inspector.
“Once the Inspector publishes his final report it will be binding and the plan will then be adopted by the council, providing a strong framework to guide future planning decisions until a new plan is prepared.”