Buckinghamshire Council would like its resident to send in their views on its draft vision and objectives to guide future development and transport within the county.

The council is creating two long-term plans for what Buckinghamshire should be like in 2040 and how this can be achieved:

  • The Local Plan for Buckinghamshire – to shape and manage future development across Buckinghamshire.
  • Local Transport Plan 5 (LTP 5) – to set out the priorities for all types of transport across Buckinghamshire

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Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said: “Our new local plan will identify areas suitable for development, whilst safeguarding those that require careful management.

“The plan will set out key requirements for new developments, encompassing an appropriate mix of housing, land allocation for employment opportunities, and the creation of vibrant living spaces, complete with shops and public areas.

“Furthermore, the plan will emphasise the importance of environmental protection by supporting wildlife, conserving scenic landscapes and historical sites, addressing flood risks, and protecting the Green Belt.”

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To have your say on the plans:

  • Complete an online survey
  • Return a printed version of the survey (which can be downloaded from the online survey page)
  • Email: planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
  • Write to: Vision and objectives consultation, Planning Policy, Buckinghamshire Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BB

For any questions, email planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or call 0300 131 6000.

Submissions need to be received by midnight on Sunday, June 4, 2023.