Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – Regulation 22: Submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan – Regulation 22: Submission of documents and information to the Secretary of State

The Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan was submitted to government on 28 February 2018 and will now be subject to an independent examination by Planning Inspector Paul Clark BA MA MRTPI.

The examination is likely to include a series of hearings on what the Inspector deems to be critical issues affecting the Plan. Respondents who have made representations proposing changes to the Plan in order to make it sound and legally-compliant may be invited to participate in a hearing. The selected respondents will be contacted by the Programme Officer once the hearing timetable has been finalised.

During the examination period, the submission and examination material will be available to be inspected by the public.

What documents will be available and how can they be accessed?

The Regulation 22 Submission Statement of Availability outlines the submission documents available and how to get hold of them. All electronic documents and hard copy materials will be made available within the next two weeks.

You will be able to download these documents at:

Alternatively, by contacting the Planning Policy team (details below) you can request a USB stick containing all of the documents, namely:

the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Submission Document
the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Submission Policies Maps
the Sustainability Appraisal Report
the Habitats Regulation Assessment
the regulation 22 Submission Consultation Statement (February 2018)
the Core documents index list
Evidence Base and supporting documents
The Local Development Scheme
the Statement of Community Involvement
the regulation 22 Statement of Availability (January 2018)
a series of seven topic papers (January 2018)
the report of representations on the regulation 19 consultation
the Legal Compliance checklist
the Soundness Self-Assessment checklist

A printed copy of the submission materials will also be available to view at AVDC’s Gateway offices and certain submission documents will be at libraries around the district.

Please see here for the locations where you can find the documents and opening times.

What happens next?

The examination of the Plan will begin with initial checks to make sure it meets regulatory requirements. After this stage, the hearing timetable will be finalised and published and any participants requested by the Inspector will be contacted.

The assigned Programme Officer, Louise St John Howe, will also be contacting all those who responded to the Regulation 19 Consultation from November to December 2017 providing further detail on the examination process.

If you have any questions on the content of this email please call 01296 585308 or email

Yours sincerely

Charlotte Stevens
Planning Policy Manager