Aylesbury Vale Area

VALP Further Main Modifications

Ended on the 9 February 2021
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Chapter 5: Housing

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5.42 In order to identify the remaining need for C2 provision, an assessment of previous C2

commitments and completions was undertaken from the start of the plan period in 2013 to the end of the housing supply record in VALP to 2018. This figure currently stands at 1,130 units completed or committed since 2013. The remaining need of 800 units constitutes the local plan requirement of 800 units of C2 accommodation for older people which needs to be identified for the rest of the plan period (2018-2033).

Proposed further changes

5.42 In order to identify the remaining need for C2 provision, an assessment of previous C2 commitments and completions was undertaken from the start of the plan period in 2013 up to the end of the housing supply record base-date in VALP to 2018 of 31st March 2020. This figure currently stands at 1,130 718 units completed or committed since 2013. The remaining need of 800 1,212 units constitutes the local plan requirement of 800 1,212 units of C2 accommodation for older people which needs to be identified for the rest of the plan period (2018 2020-2033).

Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)


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5.43 Although paragraph 47 of the NPPF 2012 applies to housing growth, AVDC considers it best practise that C2 provision for older people should be made for a supply of specific, developable sites or broad locations for growth for years 1-5 of the remaining plan period (2018-2023). Dividing the overall remaining local plan C2 older persons' requirement of 800 units by the

remaining plan period of 15 years gives a per annum figure of 53 units. This equates to 266 units over years 1-5 needing to be allocated on specific developable sites. For the remaining 10 years of the plan period, years 6-15, AVDC considers it prudent to identify specific, developable sites where it is possible so that the remaining C2 requirement of 534 houses can be delivered. If this is not possible, it is considered acceptable to identify broad locations where portions of the remaining 534 units C2 older persons' provision can be accommodated. Some of the C2 requirement may be met by mixed C2 and C3 schemes.

Proposed further changes

5.43 Although paragraph 47 of the NPPF 2012 applies to housing growth, AVDC considers it best practise that C2 provision for older people should be made for a supply of specific, developable sites or broad locations for growth for years 1-5 of the remaining plan period (2018-2023 2020-2025). Dividing the overall remaining local plan C2 older person's requirement of 800 1,212 units by the remaining plan period of 15 13 years gives a per annum figure of 53 93 units. This equates to 266 465 units over years 1-5 needing to be allocated on specific developable sites. For the remaining 10 8 years of the plan period, years 6- 15 13, AVDC considers it prudent to identify specific, developable sites where it is possible so that the remaining C2 requirement of 534 747 houses can be delivered. If this is not possible, it is considered acceptable to identify broad locations where portions of the remaining 534 747 units C2 older person's provision can be accommodated. Some of the C2 requirement may be met by mixed C2 and C3 schemes.

Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)


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To allocate the 266 units needed to meet the C2 older persons' units 5.45 requirement for 2018 – 2023, an assessment of suitable housing and employment HELAA sites was undertaken. A conservative estimation of developable area, density and site capacity was applied based on previous commitments and completions for C2 developments. Allowances were made for amenity space as well as other non-residential land use. To determine the broad capacity for each site, the assessment utilised two density categories – urban and less urban. 70 uph (units per hectare) was identified as an appropriate density for sites that have a less urban and more suburban or edge of settlement characteristic, and 100 uph was identified as appropriate for sites that are in an urban setting, where a higher density would be more suitable. Sites subsequently allocated for C2 use following this assessment process are listed in part a. of policy H6b.

Proposed further changes

5.45 To allocate the 266 465 units needed to meet the C2 older persons' units requirement for 2018-2023 2020-2025, an assessment of suitable housing and employment HELAA sites was undertaken. A conservative estimation of developable area, density and site capacity was applied based on previous commitments and completions for C2 developments. Allowances were made for amenity space as well as other non-residential land use. To determine the broad capacity for each site, the assessment utilised two density categories – urban and less urban. 70 uph (units per hectare) was identified as an appropriate density for sites that have a less urban and more suburban or edge of settlement characteristic, and 100 uph was identified as appropriate for sites that are in an urban setting, where a higher density would be more suitable. Sites subsequently allocated for C2 use following this assessment process are listed in part a. of policy H6b. Currently allocations fall short of the target by 51 units, but it is expected that planning permissions will quickly resolve this shortfall.

Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)


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In order to show how the remaining 534 C2 older persons' units 5.46 requirement for 2023 – 2033 will be delivered, broad locations for growth have been identified in policy H6 b. Areas identified have been assessed as having the basic capacity to support C2 development for older persons. However, there is currently insufficient technical evidence and/or supporting infrastructure to make specific allocations. In addition, the provisions made in E1 Protection of key employment sites give sufficient flexibility for uses other than B1, B2 or B8 – including C2. Policy E2 Other employment sites also contains sufficient flexibility in its provisions for the redevelopment/reuse of sites outside key employment areas.

Proposed further changes

5.46 In order to show how the remaining 534 747 C2 older persons' units requirement for 2023 2025 – 2033 will be delivered, broad locations for growth have been identified in policy H6 b. Areas identified have been assessed as having the basic capacity to support C2 development for older persons. However, there is currently insufficient technical evidence and/or supporting infrastructure to make specific allocations. In addition, the provisions made in E1 Protection of key employment sites give sufficient flexibility for uses other than classes B1, B2 or B8 E – including C2. Policy E2 Other employment sites also contains sufficient flexibility in its provisions for the redevelopment/reuse of sites outside key employment areas.

Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)


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H6b Housing for older people

Class C2 older persons' provision will be met in the following ways:

1. The following sites are allocated for the development of older persons C2 accommodation between 2018 and 2023:

Site area (ha)

Capacity (approx)

i. WIN020 - Buckingham Rd, Winslow (Winslow Neighbourhood Plan site)

4.2ha

100 units

ii. WHA001 - Shenley Road, Whaddon (Shenley Park)

55 (1ha for C2)

110 units

iii. Adjacent to Tesco's, Tring Road, Aylesbury

0.5ha

60 units

2. The following broad locations are identified as containing suitable sites for the

provision of C2 accommodation for older people between 2023 and 2033:

a. Aylesbury town centre e.g. former HSBC bank, Walton Grove

b. Aylesbury key employment sites e.g. Gatehouse Employment Area, Gatehouse Way

c. Aylesbury other employment sites e.g. adjacent to Berryfields Neighbourhood Centre

d. Suitable housing or employment sites identified in the HELAA

3. Proposals for C2 older people accommodation, planning permission will be granted

subject to the following criteria:

a. The proposal is in a sustainable location for amenities and services

b. There is an identified package of care provision on site

c. Minimum Clinical Commissioning Group inspected space standards are met or exceeded.

d. Facilities social and recreational activity.

e. Guest accommodation per unit (unless the proposal is for Extra Care Sheltered

accommodation)

Proposed further changes

H6b Housing for older people

Class C2 older persons' provision will be met in the following ways:

1. The following sites are allocated for the development of older persons C2 accommodation between 2018 2020 and 2023 2025:

Site area (ha)

UnitsCapacity (approx)

i. WIN020 - Buckingham Rd, Winslow (Winslow Neighbourhood Plan site)

4.2ha

100 units

i. WIN026 - Winslow Centre for 83 C2 older persons' housing (53 additional units on top of existing neighbourhood plan commitment) as part of wider redevelopment of existing site for community facilities (NB partly on Local Green Space)

2.4ha

53 units

ii. WHA001 - Shenley Road, Whaddon (Shenley Park)

55 (1ha for C2)

110 units

iii. Adjacent to Tesco's, Tring Road, Aylesbury

0.5ha

6058 units

iv. Fremantle Court, Risborough Rd, Stoke Mandeville adjacent to an existing facility providing sustainable transport and a designated nature reserve

0.38

100

v. Mandeville Grange Nursing Home, Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville reflecting unimplemented permission for 16 bed extension

1

16

vi. Land adj to Martin Dalby Way/Paradise Orchard, Berryfields (19/02210/APP resolution to approve)

0.35

60

vii. Bartletts Residential Home, Peverel Court, Portway Road, Stone - providing 12 extra beds at the existing facility

1

12

viii. Land north of Aston Clinton Road, Weston Turville (care home) increasing provision on permitted site from 80 to 85 beds

1.3

5

Total

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2. The following broad locations are identified as containing suitable sites for the

provision of C2 accommodation for older people between 2023 2025 and 2033:

a. Aylesbury town centre e.g. former HSBC bank, Walton Grove

b. Aylesbury key employment sites e.g. Gatehouse Employment Area, Gatehouse Way

c. Aylesbury other employment sites e.g. adjacent to Berryfields Neighbourhood Centre

d. Suitable housing or employment sites identified in the HELAA

3. Proposals for C2 older people accommodation, planning permission will be granted permission

subject to provided the following criteria are met:

a. The proposal is in a sustainable location for amenities and services

b. There is an identified package of care provision on site

c. Minimum Clinical Commissioning Group inspected space standards are met or exceeded.

d. Facilities for social and recreational activity are provided.

e. Guest accommodation is provided per unit (unless the proposal is for Extra Care Sheltered

accommodation)


Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)


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5.47 The allocation for the redevelopment of Winslow Centre (WIN026) is an expansion of a scheme allocated in the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan that proposed to deliver 30 C2 units for older people which will now deliver 83 units of C2 accommodation for older people. The expanded scheme intrudes into an allocated area of Local Green Space which protects recreation facilities, however those facilities are to be replaced by a new sports hub near to Winslow station. The review of the Local Green Space allocation and the allocation of the sports hub will be addressed by the proposed review of the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan.

Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)


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5.48 The allocation at Fremantle Court is adjacent to an existing facility to the south of Stoke Mandeville. Its development will create a very large facility which is larger than normally considered to be suitable and it is some distance away from the village. However, there were no other more suitable sites proposed to the council and a number of mitigation measures will be put in place. They include, sustainable transport measures, such as a car club and an electric minibus, Passivhaus design standards and a 6.9 ha nature reserve.

Reason for change

Officer recommended change – resulting from update to latest housing land supply position and proposed change in response to representation(s)

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