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Minutes pdf icon PDF 622 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2021


Declarations of interest


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Question Time

Question from Councillor Robin Stuchbury to Councillor Gareth Williams (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration)


Currently Buckinghamshire Council has a minimum target of 25% affordable housing in the VALP and the Council should be supporting neighbourhood plan aspirations for a higher percentage of 35%. These are testing times for the younger generation trying to get a foothold on the housing ladder or to be able to remain and work within Buckinghamshire and there is a real likelihood a large percentage may settle within the northern corridor through the Cambridge Arc. I genuinely seek an understanding of how Buckinghamshire Council will be able to meet demand for accommodation within the targets proposed in the recently adopted VALP and I should like to know what steps are going to be taken to maximise affordable housing within the area of the VALP, and also in the emerging Buckinghamshire plan ?


Question from Councillor Alison Wheelhouse to Councillor Gareth Williams (Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration)


In a fast evolving planning environment, given the recent proliferation of Permitted Development prior notification applications for: 

  • change of use from office user to residential use (Class O, now Class MA -  Part 3  Schedule 2 Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) which permits change of use from Class E to C3) 
  • addition of storeys to existing buildings  
  • new Class ZA 


please will the Cabinet Member for Planning and the Leader ensure that Article 4 Directions be made as soon as possible in relation to Classes MA and ZA, and addition of storeys to existing buildings? While these types of development may be of benefit in the right circumstances, they should require full planning consent and should be capable of being called-in to planning committee, so that the community voice is heard in the planning system and the potential loss of commercial space is properly assessed. 


Forward Plan (28 Day Notice) pdf icon PDF 620 KB


Director of Public Health Annual Report 2021 pdf icon PDF 725 KB

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Buckinghamshire County Deal Proposals pdf icon PDF 804 KB


Oxford-Cambridge Arc Vision proposal response pdf icon PDF 737 KB

Additional documents:


Wycombe Air Park pdf icon PDF 808 KB


Exclusion of the public (if required)

To resolve that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.


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Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular  person (including the authority holding that information)



Confidential Appendix for Wycombe Air Park


Date of next meeting

19 October 2021 at 10am