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Planning News

Check this page regularly for news relating to Chiltern District Council's Planning Department, and National developments in Planning

You can also follow the Council on Twitter @ChilternCouncil where updates will be tweeted as they are published.

1 April 2016 - Self and Custom Build Register

The Council has published its Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Register Application Form. More details are provided here.


31 Jul 2015 - Changes to National Planning Obligations Guidance and Affordable Housing

On the 31st July 2015 the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) was updated to state that Paragraphs 012 to 023 of 'Planning Obligations' guidance are to be removed. This means that development proposals involving a net gain in dwellings in Chiltern District will need to be considered in line with the adopted Core Strategy pdf icon Policy CS8 [207kb], the Council's Affordable Housing SPD and any other material considerations.

More details on how this effects validation requirements for planning applications are available here: Affordable Housing Contributions - Validation Requirement.


Planning Aid

Planning Aid England supports communities and individuals to engage in the planning system. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to get involved planning their local area, and provide people with the knowledge and tools to do this. Further information is available on the Planning Aid website, (link provided above) and Leaflet below:

pdf icon Planning Aid Leaflet [23kb]

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