28 Feb 2018
Following a productive consultation period, Aylesbury Vale District Council has submitted the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – the blueprint that will manage and direct growth until 2033 - to the Planning Inspectorate for public examination.
The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) will help to reduce the risk of further uncontrolled growth in the Vale. During the latest consultation period, 988 responses were received about the document, comprising 2,441 individual comments, many via a new online system designed to make it easier for everyone to have their say. All of these comments have been analysed, collated and submitted alongside the full plan document with its supporting evidence. Feedback at this stage of the process was a mixture of views, including some suggestions about how the plan could be revised and new sites for development.
Cllr Carole Paternoster, Cabinet Member for Growth Strategy, commented: “This plan is crucial in order for us to secure the right growth in the right place, with the supporting infrastructure to meet the requirements of current and future residents of the Vale, as well as protecting the environment. The response to this consultation shows there is a clear understanding across the Vale of the importance of growth being planned in a measured way.”
The Planning Inspector’s independent assessment of the VALP, alongside the comments that have been submitted, is likely to begin in spring. AVDC anticipates this examination will take place throughout 2018, before the Inspector publishes his report and any recommendations for changes, after which the VALP should be formally adopted towards the end of the year. Once the schedule has been determined by the Inspector, anyone who commented during the consultation period will be notified of the next stage.
Further information about the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan can be found at: www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/localplan.