Town and Parish Charter

Enabling parish and town councils to contribute to planning

To enable Parish and Town Councils to contribute to the planning process, we will:

  • adopt a ‘Statement of Community Involvement’ regarding consultation with parish and town councils on planning issues
  • equip parish and town councils with the knowledge and skills to enable them to share the views of the communities they represent
  • enable parish and town councils to set policies for their own local areas by preparing Neighbourhood Plans
  • ensure parish and town councils have the right to request a ‘call in’ of an application to the committee or request a Buckinghamshire Councillor to do that for them and are given a dedicated speaking slot where they have made representation
  • consult parish and town councils when producing the Buckinghamshire Local Plan that will replace the current adopted local plans on completion, and in addition to the Minerals and Waste Local Plan