Local development plans

Buckinghamshire Council is required to produce development plans which set out planning policies for the local area.

These plans also allocate areas for future development and identify areas that should be protected from development.

The development plan usually includes:

Local plan for Buckinghamshire

A local plan shows where development can happen, and where it needs to be carefully controlled, such as in protected places.

Our local plan aims to deliver sustainable development in a number of ways, including:

  • meeting the social, economic, and environmental needs of Buckinghamshire
  • better quality places
  • more comprehensive and predictable delivery of all kinds of infrastructure
  • making sure there are enough of the right homes and workplaces
  • getting the infrastructure in the right place at the right time
  • delivering better deals from developers on the obligations arising from their proposal

For more information about the local plan see the Buckinghamshire local plan. For updates on the different stages, see the planning policy news page.

The content and timeframes for the plan can be seen in the Local Development Scheme.

If you would like to be kept up to date with changes to planning policy, visit our planning policy consultations page.

Local plans for former district areas

Choose your area to see its local plan and any related documents:

Contact the Planning Policy Team