Have your say on future development in the Chilterns
A selection of the proposed locations for gypsy, traveller and travelling showpeople sites across the Chilterns which were earmarked last year and have been dropped until further consultation:
Waggoners Bit, Whielden Lane, Amersham
Green Park, Copperkins Lane, Amersham
The Orchards, West Hyde Lane, Chalfont St Peter
Three Oaks Farm, Roberts Lane, Chalfont St Peter
Green Acres Farm, West Hyde Lane, Chalfont St Peter
Land off Rushmere Lane near Orchard Leigh, Chesham
The Vale, Chesham Green Acres Farm, Earl factors including a Howe Road, Holmer possible revised needs Green assessment, extent of Tobys Stables, Tobys development Lane, Little Missenden opportunities, consideration of the most sustainable solutions and the outcome of a current broader consultation on the Local Plan.
She added: “The council has to prepare a new Local Plan regardless of the outcome of the Delivery DPD and so this is not an additional cost.”
The current consultation will not include or consider travellers’ accommodation needs as this will form part of later work. PEOPLE are being asked for their views on future development in Chiltern with the new Local Plan.
The consultation marks the outset of preparing the 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 (DDPD).
The decision came after Government Planning Inspector Patrick Whitehead who was appointed to hold an Examination in Public for the DDPD suspended the inquiry in November for up to six months.
He came to the conclusion following the first day of the hearing stage of the council’s DDPD that there are “significant shortcomings relating to soundness in the document as submitted.”
The new plan will eventually replace the adopted Core Strategy and other relevant parts of the adopted development plan.
The eight-week consultation 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.
To take part visit ww. 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 planning email@example.com or to the Planning Policy Team at the above address.
For more information call the Planning Policy Team on 01494 586678 or 01494 732269 or by email planningpolicy@chiltern. gov.uk.