Blueprint for how Vale should develop over next 20 years

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A major blueprint which shapes how Aylesbury Vale will develop over the next two decades has been submitted to the government for independent examination.

The Vale of Aylesbury Plan Strategy sets out a framework to plan for jobs and homes in the area until 2031.

The plan, which will be examined by a planning inspector, proposes that Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) will provide for the delivery of 13,500 new homes across the district.

Almost 10,000 of these are already at the advanced stages of planning, including those on Buckingham’s new Lace Hill/ Windsor Park development and the Aylesbury East development at Broughton Crossing.

As well as working on all the necessary infrastructure, AVDC is also planning for a minimum of 6,000 additional jobs within the Vale.

Submission of the document follows the revocation in March of the South East Plan, which had previously guided planning policy.

A total of 129 peoplecommented on the draft plan during pre-submission publicity in May and June, resulting in 584 comments.

All the comments will be passed to the planning inspectorate to be taken into account as part of the examination process.

Cabinet member for strategic planning, Carole Paternoster, said: “This plan is vital to our future, establishing how the district should develop over the next two decades, and putting in place important policies that will enable us to deliver our vision. It will also give the Vale the protection it needs to guard against speculative or ill-suited developments.”

See the the submitted plan at