Local Development Scheme

Last updated: 23 February 2021

1. Summary

1.1. What is the Local Development Scheme?

The Buckinghamshire Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out our work programme for the main planning policy documents we aim to prepare over the next three years.

These documents form part of the Development Plan for Buckinghamshire. The LDS explains:

  • what local plans we will work on
  • what will be in the plans and where they will apply
  • how long it will take us to prepare the plans
  • what kind of plans they are

1.2. The development plan for Buckinghamshire

The Development Plan for Buckinghamshire currently includes all current Local Plans and Core Strategies; the Minerals and Waste Local Plan; and any ‘made’ Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDPs).

In Buckinghamshire there are a number of NDPs already ‘made’, and there are some NDPs in preparation. These are listed below.

1.3. Our work programme

Our intentions are to:

  • begin work on the Buckinghamshire Local Plan
  • complete the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) process

The timetable for these plans is summarised below.

As well as these Plans, we prepare other plans and policy documents. The detail on these is not in this Local Development Scheme, notably:

  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), which is currently being prepared
  • Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)