Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan further main modifications consultation

Closed 9 Feb 2021

Opened 15 Dec 2020

Results updated 23 Apr 2021

All updates on consultation results and progress with the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) are available on our VALP webpages.


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Following the Main Modifications consultation in late 2019, the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has reached the next stage in the process. We made modifications in response to the previous consultation, some of which were determined ‘Further Main Modifications’ by the Inspector. These therefore require a further consultation.

About the Further Main Modifications
The Further Main Modifications largely deal with minor errors in the plan, and updates to information such as expected timelines for house-building. Some more significant changes relate to housing for older people, the transport schemes policy, and changes to retail and employment policies. There is also a Sustainability Appraisal Addendum and an updated Habitats Regulations Assessment.

Please note, the Inspector is not inviting further comments on previous issues, only those relating to the Further Main Modifications.

How to respond

  • Online at our consultation site 
  • Complete a response form and return it to us by email or post
  • Writie to us at VALP Consultation, Planning Policy Team, Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

We must receive all responses by 5.15pm on Tuesday 9 February 2021. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any responses submitted after this deadline.


Please read the VALP Privacy Notice for more information about how we will use the personal details you provide in this consultation.

What happens next?
Following the consultation, all comments will be passed to the independent Planning Inspector. He will consider these and decide whether the Plan can be 'found sound' straight away, or whether further hearings are necessary.

At the end of the examination process the Inspector will present his final conclusions in a report. This will be published before the Council can then take a formal decision on adopting the Plan.


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