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Give feed­back on plan for Chiltern

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PEO­PLE are be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to have their say on fu­ture de­vel­op­ment in Chiltern by tak­ing part in a con­sul­ta­tion.

Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil is con­sult­ing at the out­set of pre­par­ing a new Lo­cal Plan, which will es­tab­lish and plan for the de­vel­op­ment needs of the area un­til 2036.

Work on the Lo­cal Plan is be­ing ac­cel­er­ated fol­low­ing the coun­cil’s decision on Tues­day, Jan­uary 6 to with­draw its De­liv­ery De­vel­op­ment Plan Doc­u­ment.

The new plan will even­tu­ally re­place the adopted Core Strat­egy and other rel­e­vant parts of the adopted de­vel­op­ment plan.

The eight-week con­sul­ta­tion started on Thurs­day last week and ends at 5pm on Fri­day, March 6.

Views are be­ing sought from res­i­dents, groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions, de­vel­op­ers, landown­ers and busi­nesses in Chiltern.

At this stage, the con­sul­ta­tion is not spe­cific but open to iden­ti­fy­ing is­sues of con­cern which the plan should ad­dress, new prin­ci­ples to guide de­vel­op­ment and any spe­cific points con­sid­ered rel­e­vant.

Feed­back from the con­sul­ta­tion will help the coun­cil shape its plan­ning ob­jec­tives and a plan strat­egy, help in­form the level of de­vel­op­ment re­quired, where that should be and plan­ning poli­cies to be used to de­ter­mine plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions.

The coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment Coun­cil­lor Gra­ham Har­ris said: “We need to ac­cu­rately as­sess the an­tic­i­pated needs for both hous­ing and busi­nesses in the pe­riod to 2036. I can­not em­pha­sise enough how im­por­tant this Lo­cal Plan will be for the fu­ture iden­tity of Chiltern, and it re­ally is in­cum­bent on res­i­dents, busi­nesses and lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions to get in­volved and give us their views. We’ve made the con­sul­ta­tion pe­riod longer than usual in or­der to give peo­ple as much time as pos­si­ble to re­spond. If you care about what hap­pens to Chiltern in the fu­ture, please par­tic­i­pate.”

To take part visit www. chiltern.gov.uk/plan­ning/ lo­calplan2014-2036.

Hard copies are avail­able from the coun­cil in King George V Road and li­braries in the dis­trict.

Re­sponses can be re­turned to the Plan­ning Pol­icy Team at the coun­cil of­fices in King George V Road in Amer­sham.

For more in­for­ma­tion call the Plan­ning Pol­icy Team on 01494 586678 or 01494 732269 or by email plan­ning­pol­icy@chiltern. gov.uk.

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