Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan 2036


The Local Plan 2036 sets out how Chiltern and South Bucks will develop over the next 20 years.


It establishes how we can plan positively for our communities' needs, improve the quality of life and put in place the necessary infrastructure to support development, whilst also protecting our valued environment and the character of our towns and villages.

The Government expects local authorities to have up-to-date Local Plans in place to guide development and plan for the infrastructure, homes and jobs that communities need.

Failure to have an up-to-date plan would risk Government intervention and a resulting loss of control of the process. It protects us from speculative development which can sometimes happen without sufficient benefit to local communities.

Latest Update

The consultation on the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan 2036 and its accompanying Sustainability Appraisal report is now closed.

It was open from Friday 7 June until 23 August 2019.  (This was extended from the original consultation period which would have ended on 19 July.)

The comments which were submitted during the consultation will assist the independent Planning Inspector, on behalf of the Secretary of State, in determining whether or not the Local Plan is sound, legally compliant and fulfils the Duty to Co-operate i.e. the measures of compliance.

You may wish to view the consultation documents below.


Local Plan chapters

Related Documents

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