New planning guidance for the Vale of Aylesbury unveiled

Buckinghamshire Council today launched a consultation on three important planning guidance documents that, once adopted, will inform planning and development decisions in the former Aylesbury Vale district area.

These documents, known as supplementary planning documents (SPDs), provide detailed advice and guidance on policies in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan which was adopted by the council in September 2021.

The consultation will be open until 2 November 2022. Individuals and organisations are invited to give their views on the following documents:

Aylesbury Garden Town – South Aylesbury Masterplan

This masterplan document is intended to guide landowners, developers, the public and the local planning authority in respect of environmental, social, economic and design objectives for the planning and development of the South Aylesbury area of the Aylesbury Garden Town, situated within Stoke Mandeville civil parish.

Affordable Housing SPD

This document provides further planning guidance on how affordable housing policy should be applied to proposals for residential development within the Aylesbury Vale local plan area.

Design SPD

The aim of the design supplementary planning document is to ensure that new development across Aylesbury Vale is of the highest quality, is in context with its location, and is inclusive and sustainable. The document sets out clear principles and objectives that aim to inspire developers and designers and assist landowners, developers, applicants and planners in the process of delivering high quality and well-designed development.

Public exhibition

If you’d like to find out more about the supplementary planning documents and discuss them with members of the council’s Planning Team, why not come along to our public exhibition:

Guttmann Centre: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP

  • Monday 26 September 9am – 2pm
  • Tuesday 27 September 3pm – 9pm

Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said:

“These important documents provide additional detailed guidance to support the policies set out in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan adopted by the council in September 2021.

“I’d encourage individuals and organisations to take the time to look at these draft documents and provide feedback via the consultation. Once we’ve considered all of the responses, we’ll produce updated documents that will go forward for adoption by the council. These documents will then help to inform planning applications and decisions.”

To find out more about the supplementary planning documents and to take part in the consultation, go to: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/spd

A housing development in Kingsbrook, Aylesbury

A housing development in Kingsbrook, Aylesbury