Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Planning, Growth and Sustainability

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the second batch of responses to the issues raised in representations to the VALP main modifications consultation for submission to the VALP Inspector

Reasons for the decision:

Following the Council’s request under section 20(7C) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 for the Inspector to recommend main modifications as necessary to make the Plan sound and legally-compliant (letter dated 7 September 2018, ED169), the Council prepared a comprehensive list of proposed modifications. The main modifications were published for consultation between 5 November and 17 December 2019 and nearly 800 representations were received.

The Inspector issued a note regarding the timetable of the publication of the modifications in July 2019 (ED219) which included a request that the Council provide a response to the representations.

At the Inspector’s request, the responses to the main modification representations are being submitted in batches as they are finalised. Batch one was approved on 21 August 2020. Where appropriate, the responses are underpinned by additional documentation which will also be submitted to the Inspector.

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Alternative options considered:

To not approve the responses to the main modifications. The VALP Inspector specifically requested the Council’s response to representations on the main modifications and not providing these would mean his request would not be met.

Wards Affected: Aston Clinton & Bierton; Aylesbury East; Aylesbury North; Aylesbury North West; Aylesbury South East; Aylesbury South West; Aylesbury West; Bernwood; Wing; Winslow;

Details of any conflict of interest declared: None

Contact: Steve Bambrick Email:

Publication date: 07/10/2020

Date of decision: 07/10/2020