Public hearings on Aylesbury Vale housing plan announced

AVDC submitted the plan to the Government
AVDC submitted the plan to the Government

The first public hearings on the planning blueprint for Aylesbury Vale up to 2031 have been announced.

The Vale of Aylesbury Plan sets out where at least 6,000 new homes will be built, in addition to those already approved, and sets a target of creating a minimum of 6,000 jobs.

Aylesbury Vale District Council submitted the plan to the Government in August for independent examination and Kevin Ward has been appointed as the inspector.

A pre-hearing meeting will take place on October 25 from 9.30am at The Gateway in Aylesbury. The organisation of the examination process will be discussed at this meeting.

The first examination hearings are on December 12 and 13, where objectors, including members of the public and companies, may be invited by the inspector to speak.

The inspector will identify issues he wants to discuss and who he wants to hear from.

Further hearings will be held in the weeks commencing February 17 and 24, 2014.

Councillor Carole Paternoster, the council’s cabinet member for strategic planning, said: “The examination hearings are a very important stage in the development of the Vale of Aylesbury Plan.

“They provide the basis for discussions, led by the inspector, on the main issues raised by interested parties in relation to the policies contained in the plan.”