Coun­cil lodges plan to con­trol de­vel­op­ments

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PLANS to limit and con­trol fu­ture devel­op­ment in the Chiltern district are un­der way.

Chiltern District Coun­cil has agreed to sub­mit its lo­cal plan, called the De­liv­ery Devel­op­ment Plan Doc­u­ment, to the Plan­ning In­spec­torate for ex­am­i­na­tion in pub­lic later this year.

The plan will give the coun­cil the pow­ers to have more con­trol over any devel­op­ment in the district in the com­ing years.

It will not stop ex­tra hous­ing from be­ing built, but will give the coun­cil the power to say what it be­lieves is ap­pro­pri­ate for the district.

Leader of the coun­cil Iso­bel Darby said: “Later this year we are seek­ing the govern­ment’s ap­proval of our plan­ning poli­cies, namely the De­liv­ery Devel­op­ment Plan Doc­u­ment.

“Fail­ure to se­cure this ap­proval will put us in an ex­tremely vul­ner­a­ble po­si­tion with our abil­ity to con­trol devel­op­ment in the district se­verely weak­ened.”

She added: “We need to pro­tect our district from de­vel­op­ers be­ing able to build any­where they like.

“A care­ful and sen­si­ble re­view of the green belt now, which in­volves our res­i­dents, will en­able us to do this.

“While pro­tec­tion of the green belt re­mains a pri­or­ity for this coun­cil, we ac­cept the need for a re­view which we be­lieve must be un­der­taken on our terms.

“If we do not un­der­take this re­view now, we run the risk of unwelcome changes be­ing en­forced upon us.”

If ap­proved, the lo­cal plan will cover the district’s hous­ing re­quire­ments un­til 2036.

The plan will be sub­mit­ted to the Plan­ning In­spec­torate later this year.

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