Both the Local Plan and the Local Transport Plan are out for consultation in Buckinghamshire.

Buckinghamshire Council’s draft visions for the two documents were developed from a survey which rand from November 2021 to February 2022.

Peter Strachan, cabinet member for planning and regeneration, said: “Our new Local Plan will identify areas suitable for development, whilst safeguarding those that require careful management.

“The plan will set out key requirements for new developments, encompassing an appropriate mix of housing, land allocation for employment opportunities, and the creation of vibrant living spaces, complete with shops and public areas.

“Furthermore the plan will emphasise the importance of environmental protection by supporting wildlife, conserving scenic landscapes and historical sites, addressing flood risks and protecting the Green Belt.”

Steven Broadbent, cabinet member for transport, said: “Planning and transport are closely connected, as the availability of accessible and reliable transportation plays a crucial role in the success of any new development.

“When planning new homes, shops, and places to work, it’s essential to ensure that they are well-connected to the existing road and public transport networks.

“In urban planning, creating communities that are designed for walking, cycling and wheeling are becoming increasingly important. This approach not only promotes physical activity and healthier lifestyles, but also reduces traffic congestion and air pollution.”

“By prioritising the integration of transportation planning with development planning, we can create vibrant and sustainable communities that meet the needs of both current and future generations.”

The consultation runs until June 4.


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