UPDATE March 1st 2016
The Local Plan Consultation is currently in progress and closes on the 14th of March 2016. PVA have produced a website to help you to navigate through the large set of documents associated with it. You can find the website here:
An article that introduces the subject and how you can make a difference was published in mid Feb 2016 can be located here:
The following has been taken from a draft document that is shortly going to be presented to CDC cabinet for approval. This document and documents relating to it replaces the DDPD which was cancelled at the end of 2014.
The full document can be located on the Chiltern District website here: https://isa.chiltern.gov.uk/democracy/documents/g3172/Public%20reports%20pack%2022nd-Dec-2015%2016.30%20Cabinet.pdf?T=10
Once approved by the Cabinet, CDC will enter a consultation process to seek feedback on the proposals in the document. The information below relates to Prestwood, and includes the 76 New Homes area and has been expanded to include more land around it.
Right now there is nothing to do here other than be aware that it is coming. Once the consultation process has opened we will alert you to where it is located.
Date: 14th December 2015
Source: Draft Planning document subject to cabinet approval at Chiltern District Council.
Extract from Appendix 2 on page 35.
Green Belt Strategic Options at Chesham, Amersham, Little Chalfont , Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and Burnham for Further Testing (editor: The Prestwood image below refers back to this guidance text even though Prestwood is not listed in the preamble).
The following points need to be taken into account when considering the above:
a) These are suggested strategic options identified for further testing. They do not have any other planning status, nor should they be afforded any significant weight in the determination of any planning application at this stage. Identification at this stage as an option does not mean that any or all of the option area may be bought forward for development in the Joint Local Plan.
b) No detailed account has been taken at this stage of constraints.
c) The options do not include all Green Belt areas to be tested. For example other potential small sites or smaller Green Belt changes may be considered. The next stage of Plan preparation will include a detailed review of the inner Green Belt boundary which may also release smaller scale development potential.
d) The options do not have defined boundaries at this stage and are indicative. If to be taken forward as preferred options then it will be at that point that precise proposed boundaries will be identified.
e) Identification as an option and if taken forward in the Plan does not mean that all of the area will be able to be developed or be suitable for development. For example options may include a use that should be protected from development (e.g. sports pitches, areas of wildlife value) or include important landscape or heritage features.
f) The full extent of Green Belt options does not mean that all potentially developable land will be released in the Plan period but some could be safeguarded for beyond the plan period in accordance with the advice in paragraph 85 of the NPPF. The extent of safeguarding is something that could be informed by delivery issues, infrastructure timing or ‘pace of growth’.
Suggested Strategic Option in Prestwood
Interpretation of the Image from Appendix 4 (Prestwood). The diagram below shows an area that may be considered as a candidate for development in Prestwood. This image can be found in Appendix 4 of the planning document. We cannot reproduce the image from the document because it is crown copyright. Click on this link to see a larger and interactive version of it. Please note that this is an interpretation only following similar boundaries, to check what is actually being proposed please refer to the source document.