Strategic planning

Strategic planning

Kingsbury square

We balance the need for new development in Buckinghamshire with the protection and enhancement of its environment and quality of life. Our strategic planning extends to all levels of UK spatial planning: national, regional, sub-regional and local.

At the national level, we seek to influence the content of new planning legislation, circulars, guidance and other material prepared by Central Government and its agencies. One of the main ways in which we do this is by responding to consultations initiated by the Department for Communities & Local Government (DCLG).

Locally, we are responsible for minerals and waste planning in Buckinghamshire while we also co-ordinate our input to the Local Development Frameworks (LDFs) prepared by the district councils.     

Amongst the our other functions we are increasingly involved in long-term infrastructure planning, something that requires close joint-working with a variety of key stakeholders such as district councils, the local delivery vehicles for Aylesbury and Milton Keynes and a wide range of other partners such as health bodies and utility services (gas, water, electricity etc). The results of this work will help us to make the case to government for the necessary funding and inform our negotiations for financial or in kind contributions from developers.

Aylesbury Growth

Towards 2026: Aylesbury Urban Transport Strategy

The following documents outline our transport strategy for Aylesbury in the period up to 2026 and summarise some of the transport modelling work which has been conducted to inform the decision on where significant areas of this growth should be located around the town.  Both the transport strategy report, and the transport modelling note are accompanied with separate documents summarising their content.  Please note that the transport strategy shown  here is the most current draft available, however it will be subject to further revisions, particularly when a decision on the direction of Aylesbury's growth is made.   The principles of the strategy and much of its content will remain unchanged however.