Following the hearing sessions into the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) in July 2018, the publication of the Inspector’s Interim Findings in August 2018, as well as further discussions with the VALP Inspector, the council prepared a number of Main Modifications which are considered necessary to make VALP sound. Their content has been agreed with the Inspector and were put forward for public consultation which closed on the 17 December.
Winter 2017 VALP Proposed Submission Plan
The Plan was approved by Council on Wednesday 18 October and underwent a statutory 6 week consultation from Thursday 2 November – Thursday 14 December 2017. Following this, the responses were collated and submitted along with the Plan and supporting documents for examination by an independent planning inspector.
For more information on this stage of the Plan, please visit the Proposed Submission Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan.
Summer 2016 VALP Draft Plan
From 7 July to 5 September 2016, consultation took place on the Vale of Aylesbury draft plan. More than 1,600 responses and over 5,000 comments were received.
The VALP Consultation Summary Report 2016 sets out the key issues raised.
The consultation responses can be viewed below (please note some of these files are very big so printing is not advised):
- Consultation responses chapters 1-2
- Consultation responses chapter 3
- Consultation responses chapter 4
- Consultation responses chapters 5-11
- Consultation evidence, policy map and other comments
As part of the Council's process of continuous quality checking, it came to our attention that a small number of Local Plan consultees may not have received specifically addressed communication at the time the Draft VALP was published for consultation. In April 2017 the Council wrote to those consultees inviting any comments on the Draft VALP to be received by 25 May 2017. This report summarises those responses.
October 2015 Issues and Options
In October we published an Issues and Options Document and asked for comments on this, along with the accompanying evidence studies. The consultation ran until 4 December 2015. This was the second public consultation stage in the new Local Plan’s preparation and it included nine potential options for distributing new development. We also produced a background note on the options.
Views collected in response to our 2013 consultation on the now withdrawn Vale of Aylesbury Plan (VAP) were also fed into the VALP October 2015 Issues and Options Consultation.
The total number of respondents was 771, providing 4,480 individual responses to the questions.
- Summary of responses to Issues and Options consultation
- Summary of responses from neighbouring authorities
- Summary of responses from utility providers and statutory respondents
Spring 2014 Call for Sites
In spring 2014, we carried out a Call for Sites consultation. We asked developers and landowners to promote sites, for any use, to be considered in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP). Sites submitted up to 5 September 2016 were included in HELAA version 4. Sites submitted after this time will be included in future reviews of the Plan after its adoption.
There are currently 407 sites promoted as of 6 July 2016, as outlined in the summary report. The sites promoted do not indicate where we think future development should be, they are just the views of site promoters.
To submit a site, please complete the following form.
Spring 2014 Scoping
The first consultation in preparation of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) took place over an eight-week period in spring 2014. We asked for views on the content and scope of the new plan.
A summary of responses to the VALP Content and Scope of Plan Consultation.