About planning policy

Our planning policy documents set the context for development in Buckinghamshire.

They govern the decisions made on planning applications and what types of development are suitable for each area.

Planning policy is created at two different levels:

  • national - planning policies set by the government through the National Planning Policy Framework
  • local - planning policies created by local planning authorities (such as us), parish councils and neighbourhood forums

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Minerals and waste

Minerals and waste plans are produced by Buckinghamshire Council.

View the minerals and waste local plan.

To view and comment on minerals and waste applications visit minerals and waste on Public Access.

Minerals and waste planning applications can be submitted via the Planning Portal or by emailing [email protected]