Have your say on Vale plan, again

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Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has launched a consultation on the content and scope of its new Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP), which will be the district’s planning document for growth up to 2031.

It will replace the Vale Of Aylesbury Plan, which had to be withdrawn in February after it was deemed ‘unsound’ by the Planning Inspectorate.

Residents, town and parish councils, developers and groups are invited to feed into preparations for the new plan.

The Local Plan is a statutory document which all planning authorities are required to produce. It will guide decisions on developments and regeneration across the district and set out how and where homes, jobs, community facilities, shops and infrastructure will be provided.

Communities are also being asked to suggest potential development sites across the Vale. AVDC wants people to identify any land that might be suitable for housing, employment, retail, leisure or other uses.

Cabinet member Carole Paternoster said: “We want communities to engage with us early before any decisions are taken. Everyone has a right to say what kind of place they want to live in.”

The consultation is open until 5pm on May 28.

Comments on the content and scope of the new plan, as well as site suggestions, can be submitted online at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

Alternatively, call 01296 585439 or email planningpolicy@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk to request a form.