Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan 2036


The Local Plan 2036 sets out how Chiltern and South Bucks will develop over the next 20 years.


It establishes how we can plan positively for our communities' needs, improve the quality of life and put in place the necessary infrastructure to support development, whilst also protecting our valued environment and the character of our towns and villages.

The Government expects local authorities to have up-to-date Local Plans in place to guide development and plan for the infrastructure, homes and jobs that communities need.

Failure to have an up-to-date plan would risk Government intervention and a resulting loss of control of the process. It protects us from speculative development which can sometimes happen without sufficient benefit to local communities.

Have your say

The consultation on the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan 2036 and its accompanying Sustainable Appraisal report is now open from midday Friday 7 June until midnight 19 July 2019.

Your comments will assist the independent Planning Inspector, on behalf of the Secretary of State, in determining whether or not the Local Plan is sound, legally compliant and fulfills the Duty to Co-operate i.e. the measures of compliance.

How to take part in the consultation

To assist the Inspector please read the Icon for pdf Measures of Compliance [90.09KB] before commenting on the Plan and its policies as its policies are the basis on which the Inspector will consider your comments. See below for downloadable versions of the Local Plan, the Sustainability Appraisal report and supporting documents.

There are three ways of submitting your responses:

1. Use the Local Plan consultation portal (Chrome and Safari for best best performance) 

Icon for pdf How to create an account in Objective [447.88KB] Icon for pdf User Instructions [1.69MB]

2. Fill in the Online Consultation Forms

3. Fill in the Print Out Consultation Forms

Please note: if you wish to submit comments on the Sustainability Appraisal report, please use methods 2 or 3.

Whichever method you use, no web-based, postal or hand-delivered submissions can be accepted after midnight Friday 19th July.


Local Plan Chapters


Government Local Plan information website

Copies of all documents are available to read at the Council offices, all libraries and all Town and Parish Council offices.

For any further information or queries please contact the Planning Policy Team via email: