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Core Strategy

The Core Strategy is the key document in the South Bucks Local Development Framework. It presents the 'big picture', setting a long-term vision, objectives and broad strategy for accommodating future development in the District in the period to 2026.

Adoption of the Core Strategy

The independent Inspector who presided over the South Bucks Core Strategy Examination presented her Final Report on 31st January 2011. She concluded that the Core Strategy provided an appropriate basis for the planning of the District over the next 15 years and that it was 'sound', subject to a limited number of binding changes (all of which were originally proposed by the Council). The Council accepted these changes and adopted the Core Strategy at a meeting of full Council on 22nd February 2011.

The Proposals Map was updated and adopted along with the Core Strategy. This shows the policy designations in the Core Strategy, along with those saved policies from the adopted South Bucks Local Plan and the Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

The adopted Core Strategy, the Inspector's Report and other related adoption documents can be downloaded below. The Proposals Map can be viewed on the Development Plan Proposals Map page.

Hard copies of the Core Strategy and Proposals Map are available to purchase on request. Please contact the main reception (01895-837200) for information on prices.


Below are the representations made at submission stage of the Core Strategy.