Penn Neighbourhood Plan submission consultation

Closed 7 Mar 2024

Opened 25 Jan 2024


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We want to hear the views of local residents and organisations on the Neighbourhood Plan for Penn.

In July 2021, the Parish of Penn was designated a neighbourhood area by Buckinghamshire Council. This followed an application by Penn Parish Council.

Penn Parish Council has now completed a period of local community engagement on the Penn Neighbourhood Plan and have submitted the final version to us.

The next stage of the process is for us, as the local authority, to carry out a public consultation on the submitted plan.

This is the final opportunity for local people to comment on the plan before it goes to independent examination.

The Penn Neighbourhood Plan includes policies to shape local development to:

  • introduce a design code 
  • identify local heritage assets 
  • reduce carbon footprint and ecological impacts 
  • influence housing mix 
  • designate a green infrastructure network 
  • designate local green spaces 
  • protect community facilities and local commercial assets 
  • sustain and enhance the sustainable travel network 

Related documents

Please see the documents below for more information about the Penn Neighbourhood Plan:

How to submit a comment

You can submit a comment in one of the following ways:

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at or phone us on 01296 383 698.

You will need to provide your name and address when responding as planning law states that we cannot accept anonymous comments.

If you would like to be notified of future progress with the neighbourhood plan, please tell us in your response.

Please make sure we receive your comments by 11:59pm on Thursday 7 March 2024. We cannot consider any comments received after that deadline.

What happens next

Following consultation, we will collate the responses and submit them to an independent examiner.

The examiner will consider public comments and ensure the plan meets the basic conditions in the Localism Act and other relevant regulations.

If the plan passes independent examination, the next stage is a local referendum to see whether it has community support.

If the neighbourhood plan is supported, we will adopt it as part of local planning policy to assess planning applications in the neighbourhood area.


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