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Have your say on the Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan

 Press Release from Buckinghamshire Council 

12 November 2020 

Have your say on the Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan 

Members of the public are being asked to have their say on future planning policy in Stewkley and the surrounding parish area. 

Stewkley Parish Council has submitted its Neighbourhood Development Plan to Buckinghamshire Council, and this now goes into a period of formal consultation so that the views of residents and people or organisations with an interest in the local area can be heard. 

The plan proposes a range of detailed policies to shape new development in the parish and to provide appropriate protection to the local wildlife, landscape, heritage and green spaces. It sets out a vision for the future of the parish and proposes policies that will be used to determine local planning applications and which, if accepted, will shape local planning right through to 2033. 

The consultation is open now: yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/stewkley-neighbourhood-plan 

Anyone wishing to comment must do so before midnight on 20 December 2020. 

The council will also accept other comments in writing including via electronic means such as email, provided that a name and address is supplied. The council cannot accept anonymous comments. Email planning.policy.csb@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or post to: Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan, Planning Policy, Buckinghamshire Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Bucks HP6 5AW. 

After the consultation, the plan will be examined independently to ensure that it meets the conditions laid out in the Localism Act and other relevant regulations. Public comments will be taken into account by the independent examiner in determining whether the plan meets the legal requirements. 

Warren Whyte, Buckinghamshire Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Enforcement, said: “The Local Neighbourhood Plan is an important means by which communities can help set the planning policies that determine planning applications in their local area, and my thanks go to the Parish Council, the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, and all the local people who have worked on the development of the Stewkley plan. I’d ask anyone either living locally or with another interest in the Stewkley area to take a look give us their views as part of the formal consultation”. 

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