Planning

Planning

The role and purpose of the planning service is to protect the built and natural environment while enabling appropriate change to meet the changing needs of the community. Its activities are to develop planning policy, implement it through the operation of development control and enforcement powers, and monitor the effectiveness of policy and issues impinging on it. It is governed by statute as set out in Town and Country Planning Acts, Statutory Instruments, circulars and guidance.


The recently restructured joint Planning Service operates from the Council Offices, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham HP6 5AW. 

As the service is in the process of implementing a combined IT system, training newly recruited staff and managing other impacts of the reorganisation, the Planning Support phone lines (01895 837210 & 01494 732950) will be open between 8.45 & 1pm, Monday - Friday.

As part of our service improvements, we are digitising old paper records. Consequently, they are not immediately available over the counter at either Council Office. If you need to access such records please email your enquiry to planning@southbucks.gov.uk  for advice on how access can be provided.