Adoption of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan

Following the Planning Inspector for the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) Examination issuing his final report to the council a meeting of the Buckinghamshire Council on 15 September 2021 determined to adopt the VALP as modified to accord with the Inspector’s findings. This letter is formal notification of the adoption of the plan. For your convenience a copy of the VALP adoption statement is attached.

The adoption statement, adopted plan and sustainability appraisal reports required by the appropriate regulations can be viewed online on our VALP web pages:

A hard copy of the VALP and associated documents referred to above will be also be made available to view at the council’s customer service centre at The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF. The opening hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm


If you would like to request your own hard copy of the report, please contact us on 01296 383698 or Charges will apply for printing and postage. For any queries regarding the adoption of VALP, please contact us using the details above.

Yours sincerely,

Ian Manktelow
Planning Policy Manager
Planning and Environment

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033 – Adoption Statement

Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

Regulations 17, 26 and 35 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Notice of Adoption of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033

In accordance with the above regulations notice is hereby given that the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033 was adopted by Buckinghamshire Council as a Development Plan Document on the 15th September 2021.

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033 was submitted to Secretary of State on 28 February 2018 and was subject to an independent examination conducted by Paul Clark MA(Oxon) MA(TRP) MRTPI MCMI, an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State. The Inspector’s Report concluded that, with the recommended main modifications set out, the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan satisfies the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and meets the criteria for soundness in the National Planning Policy Framework. The recommended main modifications have been included in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033, which now carries full weight in the consideration of planning applications. The full list of main modifications made to the plan following receipt of the Inspector’s Report is set out in the ‘Schedule of Recommended Main Modifications’, published as an Appendix to the Inspector’s Report. A number of additional modifications have also been included as necessary technical, factual, grammatical and typographical corrections that do not materially affect the policies in the plan.

In accordance with the regulations the following documents have been made available:

  • the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033 (adoption version);
  • the Policies Map;
  • this Adoption Statement;
  • the Sustainability Appraisal Report; and
  • the Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement.

These documents are available to view and download on the Council’s website. The https address is also provided to enable the web page to be located if this document is being read as a hard copy:

Hard copies of these documents will also be made available for inspection at Customer Services, Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gateway Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

Any person aggrieved by the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan 2013-2033 may make an application to the High Court under section 113 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 on the grounds that:

(a) the document is not within the appropriate power;
(b) a procedural requirement has not been complied with.

Any such application must be made no later than six weeks after the publication of this adoption statement, which is the 27th October 2021.

A copy of this adoption statement will be sent to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.