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Evidence Base

An evidence base is being prepared for the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan. Evidence base documents can be found below based on topic area. Please note: that the list of documents will continue to evolve over time, so it is worth checking this page for the most up-to-date information.

In addition to the documents on this website other relevant documents such as the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG), which are available nationally, and other Policy and County Council documents can form part of the evidence base.

The evidence base is sub-divided into the most relevant topic areas below.

Where documents are to be added these documents are also identified; please note for these documents the indicative titles shown may differ to the title of the document when published.

Superseded Documents

Some evidence base documents have been superseded by subsequent documents, superseded documents are retained here.


Duty to Co-Operate




Housing and Economic Development Needs Assessment (HEDNA)


Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA)


Green Belt

Green Belt Assessment Part Two

Green Belt Development Options Appraisal

Inner Green Belt Review

Green Belt Assessment Part One




Retail and Town Centres

Gypsy, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople





Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA) Update

Strategic Flood Risk Assessments (Current)

River Management Plans and Strategies

Other Flooding Documents and Strategies


Heritage and Townscape

Heritage Strategy

Townscape Character Studies

Other Heritage/Townscape Documents





Open Space, Recreation and Landscape

Chiltern's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Burnham Beeches

Green Infrastructure






High Speed Two (HS2)

Transport Modelling

Area Specific Studies and Strategies

Parking Standards


Consultation Documents

Green Belt Preferred Options Consultation (October to December 2016)

Initial (Regulation 18) Consultation (January to March 2016)

Call for Sites (January 2015)