Influencing planning and development
We aim to ensure that the AONB’s special qualities are recognised in relevant strategies and plans, and will be conserved or enhanced through decisions on development and other activities.
What we influence
Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Neighbourhood Plans Toolkit
Coming soon: Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Neighbourhood Plans Toolkit
The Chilterns Conservation Board is working to hold HS2 to account and to minimise the effects of its construction works on the Chilterns landscape.
Getting help with planning
We are sadly unable to respond to all queries we receive on planning matters from members of the public. Here you can find out how we work and who might be able to help you.
Chilterns AONB Management Plan
The Chilterns AONB Management Plan 2019-24: Caring for the Chilterns forever and for everyone contains a comprehensive summary of the key issues facing the AONB and the management policies and actions needed to conserve this special place.
Chilterns AONB Boundary Review
We are are working closely with Natural England to explore the case for and against extending the boundary of the protected area of the Chilterns AONB. Find out about the project, and how this could benefit people and the landscape on our Boundary Review page.
Published advice and guidance
The Board publishes guidance to help stakeholders draft plans and make decisions on developments in and around the AONB. The guidance can also help people prepare proposals for development, whether or not they need to apply for planning permission.