Aylesbury: Vale local plan set for adoption in 2021

MAJOR plans which will shape Aylesbury for years to come could be confirmed next year.

Thursday, 26th November 2020, 8:54 am
Updated Thursday, 26th November 2020, 9:00 am
MAJOR plans which will shape Aylesbury for years to come could be confirmed next year.

The Vale of Aylesbury local plan (VALP), which will set out policies for housing, employment space, shopping, the countryside and much more to 2033, is currently being examined by an independent planning inspector.

It meets the need to build almost 29,000 homes in the Vale in the next 13 years facilitated through the creation of Aylesbury Garden Town.

Half of these homes are already built or have received planning permission, according to Buckinghamshire Council.

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You can read more about the Master plan by clicking here. It appears the VALP could soon be adopted as the inspector considers the final changes to the plan following a public consultation on the proposals in November 2019.

A report updating councillors on the progress of the VALP read: "As a result of considering the representations, some further proposed main modifications to the plan are due to be consulted on as soon as practicable.

"The inspector will then need to consider representations on those further main modifications and will then decide whether to hold any further hearing sessions before finalising his report and recommendations.

"To adopt the plan, the council will have to accept any main modifications recommended by the Inspector in his report.

"Subject to the inspector's report, the plan should proceed to adoption during 2021."

The VALP will be discussed at a meeting of Buckinghamshire Council's growth, infrastructure and housing committee tomorrow (Thursday, November 26).

Other topics up for discussion include the Buckinghamshire Local Plan, which spans the whole county and which will have to be adopted within five years following the creation of the new council.