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Minerals and Waste Local Plan Consultation

Please give us your thoughts on the Proposed Submission Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan, and complete our online survey. The consultation runs until 5pm on Thursday 19th April 2018.

Minerals and Waste Local Plan

7. New Local Plan- Proposed Submission Stage

The Proposed Submission Plan is the document that the County Council considers, after reviewing the comments made at Preferred Options stage and amending the plan as appropriate, should be adopted as the new Minerals and Waste Local Plan for 2016-2036. It is called Proposed Submission because it is the version that the County Council wants to submit for examination in front of an independent Planning Inspector.

Making Representations on the Proposed Submission Plan

You are able to make your views known on the Proposed Submission Plan and accompanying documentation. At this stage of the plan process it is about whether the Plan meets its legal requirements and whether it is a ‘sound’ plan - evidenced by whether it meets specific tests of soundness. To be ‘sound’ the Plan should be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy. The Plan should also meet legal and procedural requirements and be in accordance with the Duty to Co-operate. More information on this is contained in Appendix 9 of the Proposed Submission document. Representations on the Plan should therefore be made on the basis of compliance/non-compliance with the legal requirements and on meeting the tests of soundness.

(Please have your say by completing our online survey during the consultation period of 5th March to 19th April 2018.  Alternatively please download our 'Form for representations' below.)   

Online Survey 


The period for representations to be made will end on 19th April 2018. All responses must be received before 5:00pm on this date. All representations received up to 5.00 pm on 19th April 2018 will accompany the Plan when it is submitted by the County Council for examination by an independent Planning Inspector. Those received after that date will not.

Proposed Submission Plan for Consultation

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Last updated: 21 March 2018

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