Residents are urged to keep an eye on Planning Applications in our area and you can do this using the list/map summary below.

THIS IS UPDATED EVERY 24 HOURS.

Should you wish to make a comment click on the Full Details tab next to the application and/or contact the Parish Council using the contact us page on this site.

THE PLANNING PROCESS

Pursuant to the Local Government Act 1972 and Section 27 of the Localism Act 2011, Grendon Underwood Parish Council (‘the Local Council’) is a designated Planning Consultee of the Planning Authority, Buckinghamshire Council.

The Planning Authority is legally obliged to submit planning applications, proposed within the Parish boundary, to their relevant Planning Consultee and invite it to provide a local perspective on the application.

The Local Council may or may not be obliged to respond to such invitations subject to it considering any such response to be divisive or not in the public interest. The Local Council will invoke its Planning Policy, taking due regard to its evaluation of any impacts on local need and sustainability. It is also required to take into account all relevant planning law and precedent.

In making any response the Local Council will always seek to represent the views of local residents, as it is able to ascertain these and where these are notified to the Local Council, such as to convey to the Planning Authority any local environmental concerns & infrastructure implications they may have, should the Planning Authority grant an application.

Whilst legally bound to “consider” local input, The Planning Authority is only required to give it that weight in the planning balance as it alone sees fit. The Planning Authority is NOT obliged to accept local input either in whole or in part.

Residents can make a comment either directly to the Planning Authority using the tabs below or by contacting the Parish Council using the form on the Contact Us page on this site.

VALP STATUS

Publication of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Inspector’s Report - 3rd September 2021

The Planning Inspector for the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has issued his final report to Buckinghamshire County Council and it has now been published on our website. The report finds the VALP to be a sound plan, subject to the modifications he has specified. This means the modified VALP can now be considered for adoption by the council as the local plan for the former Aylesbury Vale area of Buckinghamshire.

The report can be viewed online on the BC VALP web pages: https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/section/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-valp-2013-2033

The next stage is for the council’s Cabinet and Full Council to consider the Inspector’s Report and adoption of the VALP. These meetings will happen at 10am on 13th September 2021 (Cabinet) and at 4pm on 15th September 2021 (Full Council).

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