More than 5,000 residents gave their opinion on options for the Joint Local Plan, which could see villages expanded into the green belt or more high rise buildings. 

The responses will help Chiltern and South Bucks district councils to shape the next stage in the Plan, which is designed to meet growing housing needs. 

Officers are now carefully analysing all responses, measuring the support and objections to the options put forward, and considering the issues raised, along with other options suggested.

The findings from the consultation will make way for the next stage, a Preferred Options consultation, expected in October or November this year, where the councils will set out the areas proposed for development. 

Cllr Peter Martin, Chiltern District Council’s cabinet member for sustainable development said: “The response to our public engagement has exceeded all expectations, and I am delighted. 

"It will be a mammoth task to analyse everything but we’re not complaining.

"This is what we wanted and shows a true commitment from communities across both districts to ensure future development is responsible and in keeping with the quality of life our residents expect and deserve.

"My thanks to everyone who has contributed - and let’s make the next consultation as successful.”