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Have your say on the vision and objectives for development and transport in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Council want to hear your views on our draft visions and objectives to guide future development and transport in Buckinghamshire.


You can view the visions and objectives by taking part in the survey:


A message from Buckinghamshire Council:


We are creating two long-term plans for the future:

  • The Local Plan for Buckinghamshire - to shape and manage future development across Buckinghamshire

  • Local Transport Plan 5 (LTP 5) - to set out the priorities for all types of transport across Buckinghamshire

Planning and transport are closely linked. When new homes, shops and places to work are built, they need to be accessible and connected to the road and public transport network. They also need to be easy to walk and cycle to and around.


We want to make sure new transport schemes are planned well from the start of any development.


We have drafted a vision and objectives for each plan. They set out what we think Buckinghamshire should be like in 2040 and how this can be achieved.


The draft vision and objectives have been developed from what you have already told us. From November 2021 to February 2022, we asked for views on what is important to your area and what future priorities should be.


The Local Transport Plan 5 vision and objectives also consider our role as the local highway authority and maintaining safe and usable roads. We have a duty to manage our road network so that traffic moves efficiently.


We now want to hear your views on the draft visions and objectives.


Tell us what you think of them and if there’s anything else that should be included.


We want the plans to reflect the needs and ambitions of our communities.


The Local Plan for Buckinghamshire


Our new local plan will show where development can happen and protect places where it needs to be carefully controlled.


It will set out what new development must do, such as:

  • building the right number and size of homes

  • allocating land for new jobs

  • creating good places to live – including shops and public open spaces

  • contributing to the infrastructure people need – such as roads, schools and health facilities

  • protecting the environment by supporting wildlife, beautiful landscapes, historic places and managing flood risk


A local plan is a major factor when deciding if a planning application is granted or refused.

It sets out how we plan to manage future growth across Buckinghamshire.

A local plan brings benefits for people who live, work, or visit the area, through:

  • making sure there are enough of the right homes and workplaces

  • getting the infrastructure in the right place at the right time – such as new parks and schools

  • helping to address climate change, protecting and preserving our most valued landscapes and habitats


Local Transport Plan 5 (LTP 5)


Local transport plans are a requirement of the Transport Act (2000). They set out a local authority’s ambitions, policies and plans for future investment in local transport.

This will be the fifth local transport plan for Buckinghamshire. The current plan (LTP4) was published in 2016 by the former Buckinghamshire County Council.

LTP5 will set out the long-term priorities for all types of transport in Buckinghamshire up to 2040.




How to have your say


You can view the visions and objectives by taking part in the survey.

You can tell us your views in one of the following ways:

  • complete the online survey using the link at the end of the page

  • complete, and return, a printed version of the survey (PDF 0.30MB)

  • email us at planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

  • write to us at Vision and objectives consultation, Planning Policy, Buckinghamshire Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BB

If you have any questions about this consultation, please email us at planningpolicyteam.bc@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or phone us on 0300 131 6000.


Please contact us if you would like this consultation in another format or language.

Please tell us your views by midnight on Sunday 4 June 2023.


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