Local Development Scheme
3. Our current plans and documents
Buckinghamshire Council came into effect on 1 April 2020, bringing together the former Buckinghamshire County Council and former district councils of Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe.
As a result, the new council inherited the local development plan documents for each legacy council. These documents are still relevant to the former district areas because we use them to make local planning decisions.
To view all current and legacy plans see Local development plans.
The status of the plans for each former county and district area is as follows:
- Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (to 2033): this will supersede the 2004 local plan and is currently at examination in public
- Aylesbury Vale District Local Plan: adopted in 2004
- Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (to 2036): adopted in 2019 and applicable to the whole council area
Chiltern and South Bucks
- Chiltern Local Plan: adopted in 1997
- South Bucks Local Plan: adopted in 1999
- Chiltern Core Strategy: adopted in 2011
- South Bucks Core Strategy: adopted in 2011
- Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan (to 2036) (Publication Version): withdrawn
- Wycombe Local Plan (to 2033): adopted in 2019
- Delivery and Site Allocations Plan: adopted in 2013
Other plans and policy documents
In addition to the local development plans, we're preparing other plans and policy documents:
- Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) - sets out how we'll involve anyone with an interest in planning matters
- Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) - provide detail on how we'll interpret and apply specific policies in our Development Plan
- Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) - a charge that can be levied on new developments (the situation in Aylesbury Vale is under review following a proposal to abolish CIL)
There are no local plans or development plan documents that we intend to produce jointly with other authorities.