Neighbourhood plans

As well as responding to consultations on neighbourhood plans, we also support communities who want to make a difference in their neighbourhood.

The Chilterns Conservation Board welcomes neighbourhood planning, it is a great way for communities in and around the AONB to shape and manage change in their areas in ways that are truly respond to the local environment.

With over a hundred parishes in the AONB, there are lots of neighbourhood plans underway and scope for a lot more. Some parishes are even reviewing their plans and are on the second time around!

We are about to publish an online Neighbourhood Planning Toolkit, but in the meantime you might find these guides from national organisations useful:

We have also developed a Model Policy for the Chilterns AONB which is primarily for local plans but which you might want to consider including in your neighbourhood plan.

Watch this space for more details of our Neighbourhood Planning Toolkit, and details of neighbourhood plans published or being prepared across the Chilterns.

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Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Neighbourhood Plans Toolkit

Coming soon: Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Neighbourhood Plans Toolkit

Related news

HS2 Update, March 2022

The Chilterns Conservation Board is working to hold HS2 to account and to minimise the effects of its construction works on the Chilterns landscape.

HS2 Update, December 2021

Read about how we're holding HS2 to account

Sable House named Chilterns Building of the Year 2021

Sable House in Buckinghamshire has been named as the Chilterns Building Design Award winners for 2021.

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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.
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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.