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 23 August 2019.  (This has been extended from the original consultation period which was to have ended on 19 July.)

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 fulfils 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 four 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

4. Written responses by letter (for those without access to the internet) or by email

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

For those using method 4, letters should be sent to:

Planning Policy Team

King George V House




and emails should be sent to

Please note: we encourage people to use methods 1-3 to ensure that we capture what they believe is unsound or unlawful about the Plan, and how they consider it should be modified or whether they wish to appear at the public examination.

Whichever method you use, no web-based, postal or hand-delivered submissions can be accepted after midnight Friday 23 August.


Local Plan Chapters

Related Documents


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: