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Position Statements

The Chilterns Conservation Board has published documents that detail its position on various planning-related issues. (The exact references to national policy and guidance in some of these statements may need updating, but the principles and advice remain valid.)

Position statement: Cumulative Impacts of Development on the Chilterns AONB

Position statement: Development Affecting the Setting of the Chilterns AONB

  • Please note that, since July 2021, the National Planning Policy Framework has included the specific policy that development within the setting of AONBs "should be sensitively located and designed to avoid or minimise adverse impacts on the designated areas" (paragraph 176). Much of the content of the position statement is a justification for paying attention to the setting of AONBs in the absence of a national policy on this issue at the time of writing. Paragraphs 12-19 of the statement provide guidance on how the Board considers that this policy can be met.

Position statement: Renewable Energy


More information

If you would like further information about the Board's position statements please contact the Chilterns AONB Planning Officer on 01844 355507 or planning@chilternsaonb.org.


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