Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) 2013-2033


VALP Main Modifications

Following completion of the examination hearings and the publication of the Inspector’s Interim Findings the Council has worked with the Inspector to agree the modifications to the plan that are necessary to make it sound. Those modifications are now being subject to public consultation. The consultation will close at 5:15 pm on the 17th December. Details of the consultation and how you can respond can be seen via the link below

The VALP Main Modifications Consultation started at 12:00 on the 5th November 2019.

VALP Examination

Following its submission VALP is being subject to a public examination. Examination hearings were held in July 2018 and the Inspector published his Interim Findings in August 2018. The Inspector concluded that the plan could be made sound through modifications.

Information on the VALP Examination is available here.

VALP Submission

The VALP Proposed Submission (high res) was submitted to the government on 28 February 2018, together with the representations and supporting evidence. Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI from the Planning Inspectorate was appointed by the Secretary of State to carry out an independent examination of the VALP.

A quick downloadable version of the submission VALP is also available here.

VALP Pre Submission Consultation

            The Plan was initially considered on Tuesday 26 September 2017-by the VALP Scrutiny Committee.

Then on Tuesday 10 October 2017-Cabinet agreed on a schedule of changes.

On Wednesday 18 October 2017 -Submission Draft VALP was then approved by Council.

The Plan underwent a statutory 6 week consultation from Thursday 2 November – Thursday 14 December 2017. Following this, the responses were collated and summarised so that they could be submitted along with the Plan and supporting documents for examination by an independent planning inspector.

Local Plan Context

The Plan will help to accommodate national housing growth demand and bring more investment, employment and opportunity, thus helping the district to thrive. It meets the need for 28,600 new homes in the Vale by 2033, half of which are either already built or have planning permission.

This is an incredibly complex plan which will affect the Vale for generations to come and getting it right is our priority.

The updated Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the documents and timescales that the Council intends to produce, as well as outlining our current stance towards producing a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

We have updated our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) with effect from 26 November 2018. Please follow this link to view the updated SCI.


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