Buckinghamshire Council responding to the Government’s Planning White Paper

The Council has written a comprehensive draft response to the Government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper “Planning for the Future”. 


The White Paper proposes radical changes to reform and simplify the national planning system. The Council’s draft response can be found in the cabinet agenda pack at https://buckinghamshire.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=337&MId=333&Ver=4


Cabinet Member for Planning and Enforcement, Cllr Warren Whyte said “The Council has spent the past few weeks meticulously scrutinising the Government’s consultation paper and has prepared a draft response that comprehensively addresses the questions being asked. 


“Our draft response, which will be discussed at the Council’s Cabinet on 13 October, not only raises some very important points with the Government but also provides alternative suggestions that we feel would benefit our residents and the planning process overall. We hope our response highlights our areas of concern and will assist the government to develop a planning system for the future that is democratic, fair and simple to use and encourages good quality, sustainable development that enhances our area.”