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Adopted Local Plan (1999)


The South Bucks District Local Plan was adopted on 22 March 1999 as a statutory plan for the District. The document contains a range of policies which are applied by Council officers when assessing planning applications.

Adopted Local Plan (Consolidated February 2011) (PDF) [3MB] (opens new window)

Please note: A number of policies within the Adopted Local Plan have now been cancelled.  A list of policies which have been removed is available below. Those policies which no longer apply have been struck through within the document.

The Local Plan should be read in conjunction with the Core Strategy. The Proposals Map shows where the policies in the Plan are applied. The Council is currently producing a new Local Plan which will replace the adopted Local Plan.


Although the plan was prepared in the 1990s, its provisions are broadly in line with the National Planning Policy Framework, which was introduced in March 2012.

In 2007, following direction from the Secretary of State, 75 policies in the South Bucks Local Plan were saved for continued use, and all others therefore expired. The South Bucks Core Strategy was adopted on 22 February 2011, which replaced a further 22 Local Plan policies. There are now 53 saved Local Plan policies in place.

A consolidated version of the Local Plan has been produced showing all saved policies with expired polices struck through. A list of saved policies is available from the bottom of this page.


For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team at planning.policy.csb@buckinghamshire.gov.uk