Last night Conservative-run Buckinghamshire Council adopted the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP). The VALP sets out the long term planning blueprint for the Vale of Aylesbury up to 2033. As part of the VALP it embeds policies to esnure that 25% of new homes that are built within the area will be affordable homes and 10-15% will have disabled access. The decision will also secure £172m of infrastructure funding for the Aylesbury area such as roads, schools and facilities which will support the new homes as well as employment sites. This decision means that Buckinghamshire will increase the Green Belt by 98 hectares as well as protecting our built heritage. There will also be a number of specific policies relating to climate change including making sure there is provision for electric vehicle charging in new homes.